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Over the course of my teaching career I have written various revision sheets for my students at both of the schools I have taught at. I don't agree with the philosophy of cramming close to the exam, but students will be students, and I wanted mine to have a document that they could refer to the night before to ensure that they knew all the required information for the exam.

At my previous school I wrote the following revision sheets for the EdExcel modular GCSE course. The whole course was covered for the Higher Tier and some of the OLD intermediate tier. I assume that the modular course has the same syllabus as the terminal exam GCSE. If you think anything is very poorly explained, incomplete or (worse) wrong, please drop me a note to let me know.

They are written for the specified exam board, but they should be useful for any board but the user must beware and use at their own risk.


The following have been written for GCSE/IGCSE students I have taught. Roughly speaking, F means Year 9, E means Year 10 and D means Year 11 (but different schools will teach things at different times). Some of the missing GCSE topics (e.g. Surds, Completing the square, Parallel and perpendicular lines, etc.) can be found on the A Level Page.

F Michaelmas BIDMAS
F Michaelmas Equating Powers
F Michaelmas Equations
F Michealmas Equations Consolidation
F Michaelmas Expanding & Factorising
F Michaelmas Factorising Harder
F Michaelmas Fractions
F Michaelmas Indices
F Michaelmas Inequalities
F Michaelmas Intro Sheet
F Michaelmas Prime Factorisation, HCFs And LCMs
F Michaelmas Rates Questions
F Michaelmas Set Areas
F Michaelmas Set Theory
F Michaelmas Significant Figures
F Michaelmas Simultaneous Equations
F Michaelmas Trial Practice 1
F Michaelmas Trial Practice 2
F Michaelmas Trial Practice 3
F Michaelmas Trial Practice 4
F Michaelmas Word Equations

F Lent Bearings With Trigonometry
F Lent Currency Conversion
F Lent Diophantine Equations
F Lent Gradient, Mid-Point & Length
F Lent Inductive Sequences
F Lent Line Equations
F Lent Line Equation Finding
F Lent Line Intersections
F Lent Percentages
F Lent Quadratic Finding
F Lent Repeated Percentage Change And Compound Interest
F Lent Standard Form

F Summer Consolidation 1
F Summer Consolidation 2
F Summer Intro
F Summer Pre Trials Harder Practice 1
F Summer Probability
F Summer Probability Tree Diagrams
F Summer Probability Venn Diagrams
F Summer Trials Practice 1
F Summer Trials Practice 2
F Summer Trigonometry SohCahToa

E Michaelmas 3D Shapes
E Michaelmas Changing Subject Of Formulae
E Michaelmas Cosine And Sine Rule
E Michaelmas Fractional Indices
E Michaelmas Harder Quadratic
E Michaelmas Intersecting Chord Theorem
E Michaelmas Pre Trial Practice
E Michaelmas Quadratic Sketching 1
E Michaelmas Quadratic Sketching 2
E Michaelmas Segment Areas
E Michaelmas Similar Areas & Volumes
E Michaelmas Unit Conversion
E Michaelmas Upper And Lower Bounds 

E Lent Algebraic Fractions
E Lent Constructions
E Lent Harder Algebraic Equations
E Lent Quadratic Sequences

E Summer 3D Trigonometry
E Summer Functions
E Summer Functions Domain & Range
E Summer Inequality Regions
E Summer Pre Trial Practice 1
E Summer Pre Trial Practice 2
E Summer Proportion Direct
E Summer Proportion General
E Summer Proportion Inverse
E Summer Quadratic Simultaneous
E Summer Trials Practice 1

D Michaelmas Arithmetic Sequences
D Michaelmas Differentiation I
D Michaelmas Differentiation II
D Michaelmas Differentiation III
D Michaelmas Intro Sheet
D Michaelmas Mean, Median And Mode
D Michaelmas Polynomial Sketching
D Michaelmas Pre Trial Practice
D Michaelmas Reciprocal Sketching
D Michaelmas Tree Diagrams And Conditional

D Summer Harder Problems
D Summer IGCSE Revision 1
D Summer IGCSE Revision 2
D Summer IGCSE Revision 3
D Summer IGCSE Revision 4
D Summer IGCSE Revision 5
D Summer IGCSE Revision 6
D Summer IGCSE Revision 7
D Summer New GCSE Topics

Old Revision Sheets

Now out of date, but perhaps useful if you're looking for an explanation of a topic or two.

Higher Tier
EdExcel Stage 1 Revision Sheet
EdExcel Stage 2 Revision Sheet

EdExcel Stage 3 Revision Sheet

Quadratics Summary Sheet
Sequences Summary Sheet
(includes quadratic sequences not on GCSE syllabus)
Trial & Improvement Summary Sheet

Intermediate Tier
EdExcel Stage 1 Revision Sheet
EdExcel Stage 2 Revision Sheet

[ Statistics GCSE

I also wrote the following for EdExcel Statistics GCSE but never got round to finishing it... it's got some useful stuff in it, but I couldn't stand to finish it because the course is sooooo mind numbingly tedious. Thank goodness my current school doesn't do it. Despite what is says on the first page please do not email questions about GCSE Stats... anything else, but not GCSE Stats. I still have sleepless nights remembering having to teach 'RPI's, 'Weighted Index Numbers', the 'Petersen Capture/Recapture Method' and other meaningless junk to clutter up the minds of our nation's youth. You can rest assured that Statistics does get quite a lot better at A Level. (2019 Update. No it doesn't. Sigh. You now have the Large Data Set to ruin things. What idiot thought that up? I'm not a geography teacher(!))

EdExcel Statistics GCSE Revision Sheet (incomplete) ]