7 best ways to prepare for GCSE Maths in the last minute! Warning! This is a no-nonsense guide!
Tip 1: Flick through the text book to ensure you know all the formulae
At the end of each chapter, you will see a summary section which key formulae and concepts. Read these! If you didn’t know any of them, learn them! Learn them now! Don’t waste a second!
Tip 2: Make Revision Q-Cards
While revising and doing past papers, you will come across questions which surprised you in how difficult they were. Add them to a Q Card and read it on the day of the exam, about 30 minutes before the exam.
Tip 3: Past Papers, Past Papers, Past Papers and more Past Papers
Any Maths Teacher will tell you that that past papers are the ONLY way to pass. Anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot. Past papers are very accessible from the exam board websites and from many other websites. Do all of the past papers for your course. Don’t skip any. If you do, you deserve to fail.
Tip 4: Mark your work harshly
Mark your own past papers using the mark scheme. In case you’re wondering, “B marks” are independent marks meaning you give yourself the mark simply by writing the answer, “M marks” are method marks which are awarded for trying to use the correct method and “A marks” are accuracy marks which are awarded if you get the right answer AND you got the method mark also.
When marking your own papers, mark harshly. If you are not sure if you got the mark, just assume you didn’t. And LEARN FROM EVERY MISTAKE! Don’t ever repeat the same mistake twice.
Tip 5: Ask your teacher!
Most of you will be on study leave now and will assume that you cannot go into school and ask your teachers about any questions you may have. But you can. So do so. But make sure you collect all of your questions so you’re not making a long trip in for every question.
Tip 6: Get an ELITE Tutor
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Tip 7: Sleep and eat well!
Last minute revision works! It does! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. However you can only go two days with little sleep before your brain actually starts to under perform. So if you are going to do an all nighter, then make sure you’ve already planned when you will catch up with the sleep. Or better, sleep properly and drink plenty of water. It will make you more alert and your revision will be more effective.
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