GCSE Maths

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The best way to revise for GCSE Maths is to first work out what you do and don't know, then work on areas you're weaker in and finally apply your knowledge to exam practice questions. You can use our course-specific revision materials to identify areas of strength and weakness and then fill in the gaps using our concise revision notes and differentiated topic questions with student-friendly model answers to help guide you through areas you're unsure of.

Passing GCSE Maths requires achieving a grade 4 or above. You'll need to practice and set up good revision strategies; work out the topics you need to revise by looking at the course specification then use our course-specific revision materials to help you make the most out of your time and ace your exams.

The pass mark for GCSE Maths will vary depending on your exam board. Each year exam boards also adjust the grade boundaries to standardise the number of people achieving each grade so the exact number of marks needed to achieve a pass varies from year to year.

Failing GCSE Maths isn't the end of the world, depending on what you want to go on to do you can always resit your Maths exam. There are also other equivalent qualifications such as Functional Skills or Core Maths that might be more suitable for your strengths and interests.

If you don't achieve the grade you were hoping for you can resit GCSE Maths, many colleges or 6th forms offer the ability to resit GCSE Maths and will provide extra support for doing so. It is also possible to register as a private candidate with your local exam centre and resit GCSE Maths at any age.

Practice is one of the best ways to improve at GCSE Maths, working through revision notes and then practising our differentiated topic questions, starting with easy and working your way through a medium, hard and very hard where appropriate. Also have confidence that you will get better with time and effort, make mistakes and learn from them, read through our student-friendly model answers to understand why something didn't work and try again.