(Original post by 1102ha11)
In my December mocks I got a grade 3 for maths. Is it possible to get a 7 for my actual gcse? I don’t know how I got the grade 3 as in class I am usually the first one to complete all tasks set and I do enjoy maths and I do think I’m actually alright at it. As I am doing higher I want to get at least a grade 6 for the real thing but a 7 is what I really want.
Practice questions and past papers! This is how I revise for maths, and to find what I needed to focus on, I'd do the practice questions and write down what I was weak on. Physics and Maths tutor have past paper practice questions, and mark schemes (for other subjects as well as maths and physics incase you're interested). Also S.Cool have simple revision notes.
On the topics I struggled with, I'd follow example questions until I could do it without refering to the example and understood what I needed to do. There are examples like these online, I often use either this site or Yahoo answers. Also there are solution banks.
Draw diagrams when you can. Model questions often look a lot more complicated than they are.
Don't be afraid to ask friends and teachers for help, I know I'd gladly spend time helping a friend on a particular question.
Make sure you double check all your calculations. It sounds simple but my friend, who got a 9 in maths at GCSE and is currently working at an A at a level, lost a mark because he put 6*1=7. I know atleast half of my lost marks come from small mistakes.
Hope this helps, and good luck.