For many students, revision for GCSE is the first time that they have had to revise for an exam of national importance. Of all the subjects taken at GCSE, it can be argued that maths is perhaps the most important. This means that GCSE maths revision needs to be done thoroughly. No matter which level – Foundation, Intermediate or Higher – maths revision has to be tackled methodically and each maths topic needs attention. Obviously each student has topics at each level of the GCSE maths curriculum that he or she finds more difficult than the others.
It is important when planning your GCSE maths revision to ensure that all the topics in the maths syllabus at the level of maths that you are studying for the maths GCSE exam are covered in your maths revision schedule. It is very easy to leave out some of the maths topics because you believe that your understanding of them is great and that they will present no difficulty in the GCSE maths exams. This is inadvisable for two reasons.
First, if you don’t include these topics in your GCSE maths revision schedule, a minor detail may slip your mind and cause you to lose marks on a question on that particular maths topic in the GCSE maths exam.
Second, you need to ensure that you can answer every possible question on the maths topics that you find easiest so that this enables you to get the maximum number of marks in the minimum amount of time which in turn leaves extra time for the more difficult questions in the maths GCSE exam.
Maths GCSE revision needs to be well-planned to ensure that all the maths topics are given enough maths revision time to ensure that you maximise your chances of a good grade in the Maths GCSE exam.