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Welcome to Wyvern College’s Maths Revision Website. Here you will find out about all the resources available to you to help you revise for your GCSE exams.

What can I use to help me revise?

Revision Books

There are two revision books you can buy, the revision guide and the revision workbook. Definitely get a revision guide. The workbook is a nice optional extra if you want questions to practise. Both books are available for order via the Wyvern online payment system and for collection from the Finance Office.

MyMaths

MyMaths is a brilliant revision tool that you should be using regularly. Use the online lessons and online homeworks to revise individual topics. Use the booster packs to revise a variety of topics at a certain grade. Choose the right booster pack for you.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize GCSE Maths is a superb website specifically designed for revision. You will find short explanations and videos about topics and also test questions. Make the most of this superb website.

MathsWatch

Every student at Wyvern has a free login for MathsWatch. It features a video lesson and practice questions for every topic on the maths GCSE. There is also a free iOS app you can download if you have a iPhone/iPad. Speak to your teacher if you’ve lost your login.

MathsWatch clips linked to topics

Higher Tier

Make sure you go click to go to the MathsWatch GCSE New 2015 Spec clips.

Topic Sub-Topic Mathswatchvle.com clip number- NEW 2015 SPEC
1a. Calculations, checking and rounding Adding integers and decimals 17
Subtracting integers and decimals 18
Multiply and divide by powers of ten 30
Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 etc 31
Rounding to decimal places 32
Multiplying decimals 66
Dividing decimals 67
Rounding to significant figures 90
Estimating answers 91
Using place value 92
1b. Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations Introduction to powers / indices 29
Squares, cubes and roots 81
Working with indices 82
Working with indices (end) 131
Negative indices 154
Fractional indices 188
1c. Factors, multiples and primes Factors, multiples and primes 28
Product of primes 78
Highest common factor 79
Lowest common multiple 80
1d. Standard form and surds Standard form 83
Surds 207a and b
2a. Algebra: the basics Introduction to algebraic conventions 7
Simplifying – addition and subtraction 33
Simplifying – multiplication 34
Expanding brackets 93
Simple factorisation 94
Substitution 95
Simplifying – division 35
Working with indices (end) 131
Expanding and simplifying brackets 134
Negative indices 154
Factorising and solving quadratics 157
Difference of two squares 158
Fractional indices 188
2b. Setting up, rearranging and solving equations Function machines 36
Solving equations 135
Rearranging simple formulae 136
Forming formulae and equations 137
Iteration – trial and improvement 179
2c. Sequences Generating a sequence – term to term 37
Generate a sequence from nth term 102
Finding the nth term 103
Special sequences 104
Fibonacci sequences 141
Geometric progressions 163
Finding the nth term of a quadratic 213
3a. Averages and range Averages and the range 62
Data – discrete and continuous 63
Averages from a table 130
3b. Representing and interpreting data (Tally charts and bar charts) 15
(Pictograms) 16
Averages and the range 62
Vertical line charts 64
Frequency tables and diagrams (inc histograms with equal widths) 65
Pie charts 128
Time series 153
3c. Scattergraphs Scatter diagrams 129
4a. Fractions Introduction to fractions 24
Equivalent fractions 25
Simplifying fractions 26
Comparing fractions 70
Adding and subtracting fractions 71
Finding a fraction of an amount 72
Multiplying fractions 73
Dividing fractions 74
Reciprocals 76
Decimals and fractions 84
Recurring decimals to fractions 177
Recurring decimals – proof 189
4b. Percentages Introduction to percentages 40
Fractions, percentages, decimals 85
Percentage of an amount (calc) 86
Percentage of an amount (non-calc) 87
Change to a percentage (calc) 88
Change to a percentage (non-calc) 89
Increase / decrease by a percentage 108
Percentage change 109
Reverse percentage problems 110
Simple interest 111
Compound interest and depreciation 164
4c. Ratio and proportion Introduction to ratio 38
Using ratio for recipe questions 39
Introduction to proportion 42
Exchanging money 105
Sharing using ratio 106
Ratio, fractions and graphs 107
5a.  Polygons, angles and parallel lines Angles on a line and at a point 45
Angles in parallel lines 120
Angles in a triangle 121
Properties of special triangles 122
Angle sum of polygons 123
5b. Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry Pythagoras’ Theorem 150
Trigonometry 168
Exact trigonometric values 173
6a. Graphs:  The basics and real life graphs Ratios, fractions and graphs 107
Problems on co-ordinate axe 113
Mid-point of a line of a graph 133
Distance-time graphs 143
Velocity time graphs 216
6b. Linear graphs and co-ordinate geometry Straight line graphs 96
Gradient of a line 97
Finding the equation of a straight line 159
Perpendicular lines 208
6c. Quadratic, cubic and other graphs Drawing quadratic graphs 98
Sketching functions 99
Roots and turning points of quadratics 160
Cubic and reciprocal graphs 161
Equation of a circle 197
7a. Perimeter, area and 3D forms Symmetries 11
Nets 44
Perimeters 52
Area of rectangle 53
Area of a triangle 54
Area of a parallelogram 55
Area of a trapezium 56
Metric conversions (of volume, 2nd half) 112
Surface area of a prism 114
Volume of a cuboid 115
Properties of solids 43
Volume of a prism 119
7b. Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres Circle definitions 116
Area of a circle 117
Circumference of a circle 118
Tangents, arcs, sectors and segments 149
Sectors of a circle 167
Spheres 169
Pyramids 170
Cones 171
Frustum 172
7c. Accuracy and bounds Introduction to bounds 132
Error intervals 155
Upper and lower bounds 206
8a. Transformations Reflections 48
Rotations 49
Translations 50
Enlargements 148
Congruent triangles 166
Enlargement negative scale factor 181
Combinations of transformations 182
8b. Constructions, loci and bearings Plans and elevations 51
Bearings 124
Bisecting an angle 145
Constructing perpendiculars 146
Drawing a triangle using compasses 147
Loci 165
9a. Solving quadratics and simultaneous equations Factorising and solving quadratics 157
Difference of two squares 158
Simultaneous equations algebraically 162
Solving quadratics with the formula 191
Factorising hard quadratics 192
Completing the square 209
Simultaneous equations with a quadratic 211
9b. Inequalities Inequalities on a number line 138
Solving linear inequalities 139
Regions 198
10a. Probability (The probability scale) 14
Frequency trees 57
Listing outcomes 58
Calculating probabilities 59
Mutually exclusive events 60
Experimental probabilities 125
Possibility spaces 126
Venn diagrams 127
Simple tree diagrams 151
Harder tree diagrams 175
Probability using Venn diagrams 185
‘And’ and ‘or’ probability questions 204
11a. Multiplicative Reasoning: direct and inverse proportion relating to graph form for direct; compound measures and repeated proportional change Ratios, Fractions and Graphs 107
Compound  units 142
Direct and inverse proportion 199
12. similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D. Similar Shapes 144
Congruent triangles 166
Similarity – area and volume 200
13a. Graphs of trigonometric functions Exact trigonometric values 173
Trigonometric graphs 195
Transformations of Functions 196a
Transformations of Functions 196b
13b. Further Trigonometry Pythagoras’ Theorem 150 abc
Trigonometry 168
Sine rule 201
Cosine rule 202
Area of a triangle using Sine 203
Pythagoras in 3D. 217
Trigonometry in 3D 218
14a. Collecting data Data – Discrete and Continuous 63
Sampling populations 152
Stratified sampling 176
14b. Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms Cumulative frequency 186
Box Plots 187
Histograms 205
15. quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics Drawing quadratic graphs 98
Sketching functions 99
Expanding and simplifying brackets 134a & 134b
Simultaneous equations graphically 140
Roots and turning points of quadratics 160
Cubic and reciprocal graphs 161
Product of three binomials 178
Iterative Processes 180
Equation of a circle 197
Regions 198
Solving quadratic inequalities 212
16a. Circle theorems Tangents, arcs, sectors and segments 149
Circle theorems 183
Proof of circle theorems 184
16b. Circle geometry Equation of a circle 197
17a. Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof. (Rearranging simple formulae) 136
Rearranging difficult formulae 190
Algebraic proof 193
Surds 207c
Algebraic fractions 210
Inverse functions 214
Composite functions 215
18a. Vectors and Geometric proof Introduction to vectors 174
Vectors 219
19a. Reciprocal and exponential graphs; gradient and area under graphs Reciprocals 76
Cubic and reciprocal graphs 161
Exponential functions 194
Transformations of functions 196a
Transformation of functions 196b
Velocity-Time Graphs (including trapezium rule) 216
19b. Direct and inverse proportion Direct and inverse proportion 199

Foundation Tier

Make sure you go click to go to the MathsWatch GCSE New 2015 Spec clips.

Topic Sub-Topic Mathswatchvle.com clip number- NEW 2015 SPEC
1a. Integers & Place Value Place Value 1
Ordering Integers 2
Simple Maths Notation 5
Adding & Subtracting Integers and Decimals 17 & 18
Multiplying Integers 19
Dividing Integers 20
Multiply & Divide by Powers of 10 30
Multiply & Divide Negative Numbers 68
BIDMAS/BODMAS 75
Rounding to Powers of 10 31 & 32
Checking Answers by Inverse Operations 21
1b. Decimals Using Decimals & Place Value 1
Ordering Decimals 3
Adding & Subtracting Decimals 17 & 18
Multiplying Decimals 66
Dividing Decimals 67
Rounding Decimals 31 & 32
Rounding to Significant Figures 90
Estimating Calculations 91
1c. Indices, Powers & Roots Squares, Cubes & Roots 81
Working with Indices 29 & 82
Index Notation 131
Negative Indices 154
Use Calculator with Indices 77
1d. Factors, Multiples & Primes Identify Factors, Multiples & Primes 28
Prime Factor Form 78
HCF & LCM 79 & 80
2a. Algebra Basics Algebraic Notation 7
Simplifying by Collecting Like Terms 33
Multiplying Expressions 34
Dividing Expressions 35
Index Notation 131
2b. Brackets Multiplying a Single Bracket 93
Expanding & Simplifying a Single Bracket 134
Factorising into a Single Bracket 94
2c. Substitution into Algebraic Expressions & Formulae Forming Formulae & Equations 137
Substitution into Simple Formulae 36
Substitution using Integers, Decimals & Negative Numbers 95
3a. Tables Reading Scales 4
Mileage Charts & Timetables 6
Tally Charts 15
Two-Way Tables 61
Discrete & Continuous Data 63
Frequency Tables & Diagrams 65
3b. Charts & Graphs Bar Charts 15
Pictograms 16
Vertical Line Charts 64
Co-ordinates 8
3c. Pie Charts Pie Charts 128
3d. Scatter Graphs Scatter Diagrams 129
4a. Fractions Fraction Diagrams 24
Equivalent Fractions 25
Simplifying Fractions 26
Comparing Fractions 70
Adding & Subtracting Fractions including Mixed Numbers 71
Multiplying Fractions 73
Dividing Fractions 74
Fractions of an Amount 72
4b. Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Fractions to Decimals 84
Decimals & Fractions to Percentages 85
4c. Percentages Percentages of an Amount (calc.) 86
Percentages of an Amount (non-calc.) 87
Writing an Amount as a Percentage of Another (calc.) 88
Writing an Amount as a Percentage of Another (calc.) 89
Increase/Decrease by a Percentage 108
Percentage Change 109
Simple Interest 111
5a. Equations Forming Formulae & Equations 137
Solving Equations Using Flow-Charts 100
Solving Equations 135
Rearranging Formulae 101 & 136
Substitution 95
5b. Inequalities Inequalities on a number line 138
Solving Linear Equalities 139
5c. Sequences Generating a Sequence – Term to term 37
Function Machines 36
Generate a Sequence from nth term 102
Finding the nth term 103
Special sequences 104
Fibonacci Sequences 141
Geometric Progressions 163
6a. Angles, lines and symmetry Simple Geometric Definitions 9
Symmetries 11
Names of Angles 13
Angles on a line and at a point 45
Measuring and Drawing Angles 46
6b. Polygons and parallel lines Naming Polygons 10
Angles in a Triangle 121
Properties of Special Triangles 122
Angles and Parallel Lines 120
6c. Interior &Exterior Angles of Polygons Angle Sum of Polygons 123
Tessellations & Congruent Shapes 12
7a. Statistics & Questionnaires Discrete & Continuous Data 63
Sampling Populations 152
7b. The Averages Averages & the Range 62
Averages from a table 130
8a. Perimeter & Area Reading Scales 4
Metric Unit Conversions 112
Perimeters 52
Area of Rectangles 53
Area of Triangles 54
Area of Parallelograms 55
Area of Trapeziums 56
Surface Area of Prisms 114
8b. 3D Forms & Volume Properties of Solids 43
Nets 44
Volume of Cuboids 115
Volume of Prisms 119
9a. Real Life Graphs Coordinates 8
Problems on Coordinate Axes 113
Mid-Point of a Line on a Graph 133
Distance-Time Graphs 143
9b. Straight Line Graphs Straight Line Graphs 96
Gradient of a Line 97
10a. Rotations & Translations Rotations 49
Translations 50
10b. Reflections & Enlargements Reflections 48
Enlargements 148
11a. Ratio Introduction to Ratio 38
Recipe Ratios 39
Exchanging Money 105
Sharing using a Ratio 106
11b. Proportion Value for Money 41
Introduction to Proportion 42
Ratios, Fractions and Graphs 107
Direct & Inverse Proportion 199
12a. Right Angled Triangles: Pythagoras & Trigonometry Pythagoras Theorem 150
Trigonometry 168
Exact Trigonometric values 173
13a. Probability 1 The Probability Scale 14
Listing Outcomes 58
Two way tables 61
Experimental probabilities 125
Mutually exclusive events 60
Possibility spaces 126
13b. Probability 2 Venn Diagrams 127
Probability using Venn Diagrams 185
Simple tree diagrams 151
Harder tree diagrams 175
14a. Multiplicative Reasoning Reading Scales 4
Compound Units 142
Percentage Change 109
Reverse Percentage problems 110
Compound Interest & Depreciation 164
Exchanging Money 105
Value for Money 41
Direct & Inverse Proportion 199
15a. Plans, elevations & nets Nets 44
Plans and elevations 51
Properties of Solids 43
Measuring & drawing angles 46
Drawing a triangle using a protractor 47
15b. Constructions, loci and bearings Drawing a triangle using compasses 147
Congruent triangles 166
Bisecting an angle 145
Constructing perpendiculars 146
Loci 165
Bearings 124
16a. Quadratic equations: expanding & factorising Expanding brackets 93
Simple factorisation 94
Factorising and solving quadratics 157
Difference of two squares 158
Rearrange simple formulae 136
Rearranging difficult formulae 190
16b. Quadratic equations: graphs Drawing quadratic graphs 98
Sketching functions 99
Roots and turning points of quadratics 160
17a. Perimeter, area and volume 2: circles, cylinders, cones and spheres Circle definitions 116
Circumference of a circle 118
Area of a circle 117
Sectors of a circle 167
Tangents, arcs, sectors and segments 149
Spheres 169
Pyramids 170
Cones 171
Volume of a prism 119
18a. Fractions Adding and subtracting fractions 71
Multiplying fractions 73
Dividing fractions 74
Negative indices 154
Reciprocals 76
18b. Indices and standard form Index notation 131
Negative indices 154
Standard form 83
19a. Similarity & congruence in 2D Congruent triangles 166
Similar shapes 144
Enlargement 148
19b. Vectors Introduction to vectors 174
Vectors 219
20a. Rearranging equations: graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations Rearranging simple formulae 136
Rearranging difficult formulae 190
Finding the equation of a straight line 159
Cubic and reciprocal graphs 161
Simultaneous equations algebraically 162
Simultaneous equations graphically 140