GCSE (Age 15-16) Revision Resources

For some excellent GCSE (UK age 15-16) revision resources explore this collection. Thank you so much to the teachers who create these resources and make them freely available.

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Jonathan Hall has a bank of GCSE questions. on his site; note that you can show solutions for these questions. Also on this site – you can create a practice paper with your chosen topics and the number of questions you want, see how much you can recall with these short Recap and Recall questions, or create a Revision Grid of mixed questions.


Maths Genie

On Maths Genie you will find an extensive collection of GCSE resources including worked examination questions by topic. Worked solutions to Edexcel papers are also available,  with the subject content the same for all boards these are useful for any GCSE Maths students.


GCSE Diagnostic Qns
To use the links in this section you will need to be logged in to the brilliant Diagnostic Questions site. Students, just in case your school does not use Diagnostic Questions you can create your own free account here. On Craig Barton’s Diagnostic Questions site you can find collections of GCSE 2017 examination questions from AQA, OCR and Pearson Edexcel (scroll down each of the pages linked to for numerous quizzes on different topics on the GCSE syllabus).

See also a collection of some of the worst answered new specification GCSE questions on Diagnostic Questions and the Question of the Week selection.

Each set consists of 10 questions chosen from all 3 awarding bodies. As well as the online version of each quiz, the design team have also created a booklet in case you wish to print it out.

In the Badly Answered GCSE Questions Collection, you will find three sets of questions at Foundation and Higher of questions which students have found harder.

You can also learn on the move with the free Diagnsotic Questions app.

Diagnostic Questions provide a way of assessing your knowledge and understanding, they are excellent for identifying misconceptions.


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From Steve Blades, have a look at his very helpful 9-1 GCSE Help Book. Note that you can download the book (52 pages) free.

For more resources see Steve Blades’ site www.m4ths.com; on the GCSE page Steve has a section (near the end of the page) of eBooks, and one of those is on GCSE Higher wordy questions


flashcardsOn Tanner Maths you will find Flashcards in the format of a PDF file designed to be printed double-sided on A4.

On the subject of Flashcards, many students like Quizlet. Try this set including images to test common angles for Trigonometry or this on Circle Theorems. Try these for GCSE Foundation or this set for GCSE Revision.


Try this revision maze from Crash Maths. Also from CrashMaths, try these GCSE Practice Papers, there are currently two sets available with mark schemes, sets A and B.


GCSE by topic

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Craig Barton has a collection of GCSE revision resources. Note the past paper solutions (Edexcel but useful for any GCSE student) and the GCSE Maths Takeaways  which are are questions by topic from Foundation through to grade A*.
GCSE Takeaways - Surds
Selecting Answers for any topic will provide several exam questions on that topic with written solutions. Suppose you want to see some exam questions on Surds for example, then scroll to 95. Surds under Grade B, A and A* Topics and select Answers; this will provide you with a pdf document of examination questions on surds and written solutions. If you just want the questions first then click on the topic title in the first column of the table.

Notes from Mr Barton

Craig also has some excellent notes which I know are popular with many students. You can download the notes as an e book. Note the clear index at the beginning with links to all the sections in the book.

You could put this or any of the notes here which are in pdf form on your phone or tablet so you can easily access them wherever you are. On the subject of phones, make sure you have the Mathscard app from Loughborough university on your phone as well as WolframAlpha (low cost) and Desmos (free) of course!


An excellent site I and my students like is David Smith’s ‘The Maths Teacher’, which includes GCSE exam questions by topic at both Foundation and higher tier. What we particularly like about this site is the choice between video, the video transcript or straight to questions and worked solutions.
The Maths Teacher


Corbett Maths 5-a-day – very good for your Maths!

5 questions for every day at different levels and all the answers provided.
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