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Our GCSE Practice resources

Firstly, our GCSE practice tests. Then secondly, our 2021 GCSE Revision. Thirdly, our new GCSE test exams.

Plus, our 2021 GCSE mocks tips. And also our GCSE Maths practice tests. You may also find our GCSE Maths Practice Test Quiz and Our 12+ GCSE practice useful.

Make sure to also visit the pages with exam practice for GCSE English & Other Languages and GCSE Past Papers for Humanities.

GCSE Revision

GCSE Revision Tips

  1. Download three to five years of exam papers along with their marking schemes, grade bands, and any other supporting material. I’ve shared these for the exams my son took – you can download them here by clicking here.
  2. Do one set of exams and mark them using the marking scheme –it’s OK to get very low marks – YOU WILL IMPROVE – make a note of the subject, date, time started, time finished, mark as a percentage, and an actual grade! Check out an example – click here.
  3. Next, use the published curriculum to write down all the topic headings you need to cover – you’ll have to check your textbook and/or the exam board website (CIE, Edxcel, etc..). Check out an example – click here.
  4. Use your textbooks, or find a website, which covers the relevant topics and provides exercises – make sure you do the exercises however tedious. Write a maximum of one A4 page of notes per topic – revision notes are about revising not learning! Check out the following page on how to learn new material – click here.
  5. Do another set of exam papers and mark them using the marking scheme. Make a note of the same information as mentioned in 2) above. You should hopefully see some improvement in your marks and note the change down – click here.
  6. Now here’s the secret – review the questions you got wrong and write down the topics they are related to – this is the gap analysis.
  7. Review the topics noted on the gap analysis and create a supplementary sheet to review from. Start again from step 4.

Our alternative GCSE revision tips

Try to start reading early every morning. Even if that sounds impossible!

Your brain is fresh and easier to work. Starting in the afternoon means that you may be up late and try to re-evaluate everything. It is better to have a common overhaul, and you want to start and finish each day around the same time.

Use goal-setting theory

Setting weekly and monthly goals may sound like a waste of time but it’s vital since it enables you to both schedule and track your progress.

Take set breaks

Set study breaks are vital for you to stick to your revision schedule and to maximise the time you spending on your GCSe revision each week,

So the goal is 30-45 minutes for each GCSE revsion session. At least. Then, with a short break and, ideally, over 4 hours of study per day.

This way, you will revise a more efficient explosion without saving a few hours of alertness to address multiple subjects.

Use alternative media

Try other media once your attention starts to flag.

  • If your studying for GCSE English Literature then check for shakepeare and modern classic movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
  • Similarly for Classics GCSE and History GCSE.
  • If your studying MAths GCSE then you probably already know how many free Maths GCSE apps and Websites there are. go toyour favourite and see if that can spark your interest.

Alternative GCSE revision tips

Aptitude test practice books

Rob Williams’s five practice aptitude tests books are all available on Amazon.

Firstly, in our opinion, this is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests.


Secondly, in our opinion this is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests.  

GCSE Revision Tips