EdPlace resources are designed to support students throughout their entire academic journey from Year 1 to GCSE. This includes helping to prepare them for the key milestones and exams along the way, like the GCSEs in Year 11.
We know that these milestones can be a major source of anxiety and stress for teachers, parents and students alike - which is why we're here to support you with just-right revision resources for the GCSEs!
Using EdPlace throughout students' academic journeys will ensure that they have the foundational skills solid and secure in order to build on for exam readiness. We follow a three-stage approach to help best prepare students for the GCSEs - Learn, Practise, Test:
Our approach to revision at EdPlace can be found underpinning all areas for examination. We believe that a 'slow and steady' approach to revision ensures students feel prepared, confident and ready to tackle the tests. Hot-housing is not an approach that we advocate (although we know sometimes this can be a student's preferred method!).
All our activities at GCSE are aligned to one of the 4 major UK examination boards - AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and Eduqas. It goes without saying that in order to prepare accurately, it's really important that students understand which exam board provides the GCSE paper they will be sitting for their final exams.
There are three types of revision activities available to students sitting the GCSE examinations:
1) Resources: By using our exam board- aligned resources on a regular basis, a student can see their understanding develop and be confident that they have the breadth of understanding needed to feel exam ready;
2) Exam-style questions: We want to ensure these really add value to a student's exam preparation, and this area of the site is currently under review - coming soon!;
3) Practice papers: Exam preparation is key to confidence, and it's important students have had the opportunity to replicate the experience of the actual exam as closely as possible, including modelling timed conditions and completing activities that represent the same length as the real thing. Our practice-papers, as with all our activities in GCSE, are in the style of the respective exam board chosen.
*EdPlace has no affiliation to the examination boards and all activities provided represent our own unique intellectual property developed by EdPlace GCSE teacher-authors.
Our GCSE revision-focused activities are located in their own easy-to-find area with our GCSE 'Revision' activities in English, maths and science.
To find them and assign activities to your students, log in to your educator account at www.edplace.com/teacher then select 'Browse and assign' in the left-hand menu of your teacher dashboard. Find 'GCSE' and then click on the 'Revision' tab. Here you will be able to choose the relevant exam board for your students:
Once you have selected your exam board, you will be able to toggle between the relevant 'Exam-style questions' (coming soon!) and 'Practice papers' listings:
Within every student account, they can move between 'Learn' and 'Revise' on our website within each year and subject, depending on what type of activity they are looking for:
On our app, students will need to select 'Browse' then find the subject in the top menu, then 'GCSE', to see the 'Revision' section shown like this:
We have recently enhanced our three-stage model shown above with an additional 'Assessment' stage so that teachers and students can really understand how to target their revision and maximise the time available to revise. We do have GCSE assessments available under the 'Assessment' tab for English, maths and science, which also provide an excellent starting point when trying to understand a student's strengths and weaknesses in subject understanding. To read more about our different types of assessments, please click here.
We hope this article has helped you to confidently locate GCSE revision-focused resources on EdPlace so that we are able to best support your students to succeed at this essential academic milestone in their learning journey. If you have any questions or need any further help, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.