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How to revise properly for your upcoming GCSE Maths exam
Exam time is upon us again and a question that I often get asked at this time of the year is how to revise properly. The truth is that there is no one, real answer to this question.
If you are still learning new material, then that’s not good news. But if you are now going over material you’ve done before, then that’s how it should be. Most teachers try to finish the syllabus before Christmas, so leaving plenty of time to revise in class.
Maths is quite unlike many other subjects like English or History, for example. This is because you can’t just read it, absorb it, think about it and then sit down and give your well-argued understanding of it.
Maths is a bit like looking for a path through a jungle. It’s about problems, with often only one way to crack a problem.
All students have their own way to revise – cards, making notes, making notes of notes, asking friends to test them, and so on.
The only advice I would give to those students revising for maths exams is DO PROBLEMS! Do past exam questions. Do as many as you can get hold of.
- If you think this idea would work for you, we offer 50 past papers and over 1,100 detailed, simple and easy-to-understand model answers - either as PDF downloads or as a CD.
Getting maths problems correct is the only real proof that you understand what you are doing. And the more problems you do, and the more you get right, the more the jungle will begin to look like a garden with an easy walk from one side to the other.
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