Tagged: revision

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Preparing Y11 students for the new 9-1 GCSE exams- meet the WAFF!

Hi everyone! I write to share what we’re doing at Wyvern College this year in the final six months to prepare our Year 11s for the new 9-1 exams. This may or may not be of interest to you. As HOD at Wyvern, I have been very preoccupied with putting this preparation schedule together this year. I think it’s more...

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MathsWatch spaced-learning revision programme- Edexcel 1MA0

I’ve put together a revision programme based on MathsWatch for the year 11 cohort of 2015-16 studying Edexcel 1MA0 GCSE maths. It is based on spaced-learning principles to maximise retention. This could be used as an additional revision programme to complement weekly practice papers, which are essential in my opinion. It will ensure students systematically visit all topics on the...

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CGP Maths Buster- a superb new learning and revision resource for GCSE maths

CGP Maths Buster CGP are well-known for their excellent GCSE revision guides. Now they’ve taken their offering to a whole new level with GCSE Maths Buster. The £6 DVD ROM for PC & Mac is a comprehensive, interactive revision tool for GCSE maths students featuring: Levelled practice– work your way through the entire maths curriculum ‘levelling up’ to unlock new...

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Maths Revision Wordsearches

Consolidation of knowledge is an important part of the learning process. Revisiting topics to recap concepts and ideas is vital to prevent acquired knowledge disappearing into the black hole that is the asymptote of the forgetting curve. If pupils can get themselves up to the higher-order thinking skills of being able to summarise a topic, you know they’ve learned it pretty well....

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Spice up revision… a general knowledge maths crossword

Looking for an engaging activity for general revision of GCSE maths concepts and vocabulary? This maths general knowledge crossword has served me well and takes most pupils at least one lesson. Alternatively it can be used as a lesson starter where they do ten minutes on it at the start of a sequence of lessons. I’ve found that pupils really...