This section includes ideas to help students revise. If you would like editable versions of anything posted here please get in touch.
Calculator and Non-Calculator Topics: A handy Venn Diagram to show which topics could appear on which paper. I put it together for the OCR GSCE spec. It is a "best guess" as all topics could, in theory, appear on either paper.
Final 5ive: 5 final questions before students go into their exams to try help them relax and get their mathematical brains working. I have wrote a blog on them here. Print double sided and "flip on the short edge"
Find Someone Who Can: Get students to ask other members of the class to answer questions. Not only will this help students explain to each other how they work it out but they will have worked answers for a range of topics.
Revision Army: Let students get creative by making a revision army. These can be used with the plan above as it allows students to focus on key points for particular questions. It forces students to think about the four main points needed to answer the given question. The top person highlights what to do on each part and the chain of people below is an example of how I use them.
Revision Plan: I have used this to help focus students revision. I often find that students are willing to do questions they can already do as they get it right - but obviously this isn't very effective! This page makes students think about what 3 topics they will work on. The first four boxes can be done in class whilst reviewing previous past papers or work. They then go away and revise these topics over a given time period. They can then fill in the fifth box to indicate how they now feel about their chosen topics. At this point they then hand this sheet back in and I write a question in the final box to test one of the topics they are now happy with.
Stepping Stones to Success: A daily, non-calculator, maths question to prepare students for their exam.
Time Wheel: A simple idea to keep students on track to complete an exam paper in good time. The PowerPoint version can be adapted for different exams.