Simply put, the GCSEs are more demanding than before.
As a result, however, the grade boundaries are lower than previously, which means that students can get a high grade with a relatively modest percentage mark. Students could take some of their GCSE exams and/or ‘coursework units’ well before the end of the course.
The sheer quantity of content can seem daunting, but our helps students to keep tabs on the topics they have covered.
It is linked to the results of the multiple-choice quizzes and automatically provides a structure for students to work steadily through the specification.
(This guide deals solely with the GCSE system in England).
There are three GCSE exam boards in England: AQA, Edexcel and OCR.
These include 1) multiple-choice quizzes, 2) exam-style questions covering every topic and 3) detailed mark schemes, including hints and tips from our expert teachers, which give insights into points to emphasise and pitfalls to avoid.
Use of Revision Plus resources helps embed learning and is the ideal way to help students develop exam technique.
In addition, check out the following blogs which provide guidance on practical skills: Questions relating to maths skills in science will account for at least 20% of the marks in the new exams, divided between Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the ratio 1:2:3.
My GCSE Science videos provide lots of guidance on maths skills.