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    I'm resitting my Maths GCSE again and I think I need some new tips on the best way to revise/study for it. My high school would just tell me to do past papers all the time but I would just get really bored after a while so I definitely need some new ways to revise for it other than past papers all the time.

    Feel free to share any tips you have


    1) Try not to tackle it all at once, and instead work through it topic by topic. Maths is a huge subject with lots to remember. Before you start revising, choose a particular area that you don't understand and work on it.

    2) Even though you don't like past papers, try doing some past questions. This shows you what's likely to come up in the exam. Maths is not about reciting facts, it's about applying them.

    3) Don't waste time on things you're good at. This is a form of procrastination. Although, it can boost your confidence sometimes to excel on something, especially when you don't understand another part

    4) Always seek help if you don't understand!!! I'm fortunate enough to be best friends with probably the best mathematician in my year group
    But your teacher will also always be there for you, as well as textbooks, youtube videos (which I find extremely useful, especially if you get bored easily) and good ol' revision websites.

    5) Like with most subjects, the key is to do little and often. If you have spare time, just look over something. At parents evening, a maths teacher at my school once said to work every chance you get - for example during TV advert breaks. This to me seemed a bit excessive, but she was actually making a good point!
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