Length of course: 1, 2 or 3 days  


All Boards


The GCSE mathematics syllabus and specification has four parts which are common to all the boards:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shapes, Space & Measure
  • Data Handling

The revision course will cover all four areas with
emphasis on the functional elements of mathematics. S
tudents are grouped according to what examination tier they have registered for – either Foundation (Grades C – G) or Higher (A* - D).


Each session of revision lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours during which the tutor leads an interactive discussion of the key skills, knowledge and concepts of each topic and provides a summary. The students practice past examination questions on the topic. They are encouraged to highlight individual problem areas which are reviewed in an interactive fashion with guidance from the tutor. The last day is devoted to practice with past papers. Throughout the course, emphasis is given to advice and learning of exam and revision technique.


AO1: Number and Algebra


Numbers and the number system – Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Powers and Roots, Set Language and Notation, Percentages and Use of Multipliers, Ratio and Proportion, Error in Measurement, Standard Form, Application of Number, Electronic Calculator.


Equations, formulae and identities – Use of symbols, Algebraic Manipulation, Expressions and Formulae, Linear Equations, Proportion, Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities


Sequences, functions and graphs – Sequences, Function Notation, Graphs, Calculus


AO2: Shape, space and measures


Geometry – Lines and Triangles, Polygons, Symmetry, Measures, Constructions, Circle Properties, Geometrical Reasoning, Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem, Mensuration, 3D Shape and Volume, Similarity


Vectors and transformation geometry – Vectors, Transformation geometry


AO3: Handling data


Statistics – Graphical Representation of Data, Statistical Measures, Probability.