50+ Free Revision Resources for GCSE, A-Level, SATs and 11+ 2023
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As exam time looms, there is always lots of revision to be done.
But fortunately there is a lot of help available; whether you are revising for SATs, 11+, GCSEs, iGCSEs, A-Levels, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, International Baccalaureate, BTECs or even degree level revision.
So here is our big guide to revision websites with general revision advice, help with study skills and revision timetables and notes and help for specific subjects.
Revision Help for All Subjects
These are websites with help for a range of subjects to help you with your revision at what ever stage you are at, from primary school to GCSEs and A-Level.
- BBC Bitesize
Is the daddy of all UK revision websites, with revision help for KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-level, Scottish Standard Grade and Highers and Welsh TGAU. Your school probably recommends it and it is jam-packed full of user-friendly interactive revision material for a wide range of GCSE subjects. Plus, have a go at Dance Mat Typing and learn to touch type - it will save you so much time when you are working.
is an education site with revision and teaching materials for GCSE and A-Level plus hints and tips for passing exams and more. GCSE subjects include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, French, German, PE, Food Technology, Geography, Maths and English. For A-Level they also include study materials for Art, Business Studies, Psychology and Sociology.
- Seneca is a popular app recommended by thousands of schools and teachers - chances are your secondary school child is already using it for school work. It covers OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel, Eduqas and iGCSE. All the courses are exam board specific and written by senior examiners & industry experts.
- RevisionWorld is a wide-ranging revision website covering GCSE and A-Level subjects in all the most popular subjects. It also has lots of help with study skills, how to write a revision timetable along with advice on apprenticeships and going to university.
- GoConqr (formerly known as Exam Time) is a US based website that covers lots of basic school material and allows you to create your own learning resources with free Mind Maps, Notes, Flashcards, Slides & Quiz Making Tools.
- Get Revising has revision material for GCSE, A-Level, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, IB and BTECs as well as university level courses. There is material for all the popular subjects and less common subjects like Italian, Classical Civilisation, Government and Politics, Ancient History, History of Art and Media Studies amongst others.
- Primary Homework Help (formerly Woodlands Junior School) covers all material studied in UK primary schools and has material on all sorts of celebrations, history, geography as well as the usual maths and literacy help.
- Kahn Academy Although this is primarily a US website, much of the information is universal and so would be useful to UK students. Subjects covered include maths, science, computing, history, economics and finance. (note that the SAT practice on this website is for US university admission SATs, not the UK ones!)
- CrickWeb has online educational learning games and activities for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Kindergarten and Elementary schools, with free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 - 11.
- Save My Exams offers past papers and revision notes for a wide variety of topics for GCSE, iGCSE, A-Level, Pre-U and International Baccalaureate.
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Subject Specific Websites
- Physics & Maths Tutor is an excellent site for revising GCSE and A-Level in Maths, all the sciences, geography, economics, psychology and computer science, with past papers to practice on.
- Cyberphysics has physics revision help for all secondary school pupils from age 11 to GCSE and A-Level.
- The History Learning Site has a wealth of information on GCSE and A-Level history topics as well as covering A-Level Government and Politics topics.
- MrMcMillanREvis is a YouTube channel with a big collections of videos for revising Religious Education GCSE and A-Level Philosophy and Ethics.
Visit the exam board websites for up to dae information on exams, and to download past papers to practise with. Many also have helpful advice on revising and sitting exams.
- AQA has some usuful revision hints, plus access to AQA's past papers for practice.
- CCEA is the exam board for GCSEs and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland with revision tips, past papers and mark schemes.
- Pearson Education is the organisation which includes Edexcel GCSE and A-Levels, BTECs, NVQs and LCCI qualifications.
- OCR have past papers as well as study resources.
- WJEC offer a range of qualifications, not just Welsh language! They have past papers and exam information.
- SQA is the website of The Scottish Qualifications Authority which sets the National 1 to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses as well as Skills for Work and Baccalaureate qualifications.
How To Revise - Study Skills
These are websites that can give some solid advice on study skills, how to plan a revison timetable and how to work effectively.
Different revision methods work for different people. Some people find mind-mapping works for them, others prefer to create revision cards or test their knowledge. Some techniques have been shown to be more effective than others, and this article from BBC news shows which revision techniques work and which ones are ineffective.
However the message that all these sites give the the same: the most imortant revision technique is to start early.
- XMind is an online mind mapping tool. You can use the basic version for free, but a paid version of this allows much more flexibility. Some schools subscribe to XMind allowing all pupils to use it.
- Mammoth Memory uses visual learning aids to help you remember the keywords, phrases, and ideas you need to succeed in your exams.
- Success at School have lots of articles on study skills, revision techniques and revision planning.
- GCP Books have a list of 17 bite-sized revision tips. Don't try #17.
- Mindmaps.com have a simple explanation of how to make a pen and paper mind map.
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Some of these websites are aimed at younger children, these sites have lots of activities that sneak the maths into a fun game. Others are focused on GCSE and A-Level
- RevisionMaths give students free GCSE and A Level maths revision resources and maths exam advice, along with revision videos and an online tool to hel you create your revision timetable.
- A Maths Dictionary for Kids An animated, interactive online maths dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language. Mindblowing psycadelic colours. Some sections require flash.
- Coolmath was designed for the students who just need to get through this stuff so they can reach their other academic goals and also for the maths geeks of the world who love maths and want more! So lots of maths based games and classic games such as draughts and sudoku. Sister sites for teachers, parents and brain training can give even more maths help.
offers on-demand modular courses that target key maths concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to maths questions with exploratory and recreational introductions to the world of maths, mainly aimed at getting the basic concepts solidly understood.
- Murderous Maths
Official website of the Murderous Maths series of books. They have extra bits which expand on the material in the murderous maths books, plus lots of cool maths based tricks and puzzles.
- Pixl Maths is a subscription only website used by many schools in the UK . It includes and app that you can download to your phone. If you have free access via school it is a great way of revising maths.
- MyMaths is another subscription site which many schools use for homework which can be used a s a revision tool. It has material for both primary and secondary school pupils right up to A-Level. Really good if you have free access through your school, or you can take a 30 day free trial.
- TutorBot contains completely free online maths games where children can practice their mathematics skills. With over 100 different customisable games it is a fun and new way to improve mathematics fluency, accuracy and speed.
- Duolingo Maths is a free app which uses the effective teaching techniques that Duolingo employs for languages to teach maths. Levels start at elementary school level up to adult brain training. Currently only available for iOS.
- SATs-papers.co.uk Has all the past QCA SATs papers, optional SATs papers, mental maths listening tests to download with information about SATs level thresholds and grade boundaries for KS1, KS2 and KS3.
- SATs Tests Online is a subscription site which you may have free access to via your school. Gives SATs exam practice online. Parents can also subscribe for a small annual fee.
11+ Study Websites
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- EdPlace have a free practise and prepare guide for the 11+ with free sample activities and exam board guides, as an introduction to both their free and subscription exam preparation services.
- ElevenPlusExams have lots of free and paid 11+ study and revision help. Free materials include practice papers, mock exams and study suggestions.
- CGP Books Download free practice papers for the CEM tests and for GL and other 11+ test providers. Find CPG 11+ Study Books at Amazon UK
- Key Stages Online has a good collection of free 11+ practice papers to download as well as videos and exam tips.
- Education Quizzes offer lots of free quiz-style tests on 11+ topics including verbal and non-verbal reasoning as wll as maths and english.
- Sats-Papers.co.uk have lots of free downloadable practice papers and a handy list of UK Grammar schools telling you whether they use GL, CEM or internal testing for the 11+.
- Owl Tutors have some free 11+ practice papers to download.
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GCSE Specific Sites
- GCSE Guide has a mix of free and paid for resources for all GCSE subjects as well as past papers to download.
Quick revision snippets for English, French, German, ICT, Physics and Maths for GCSE and iGCSE students
Detailed notes with useful nmeonics on various GCSE History Topics.
- EnglishBiz is written by an experienced English teacher to give help with English and English Literature GCSEs and iGCSEs. It aims to give the skills you need to write well and to be able to analyse texts and write effective essays, rather than cover individual texts.
- School History
Extensive GCSE History revision notes and help, written by a history teacher.
- Study Maths GCSE specific maths site with explanations, worksheets, practise questions and glossary of maths terms.
- Discover Tutoring have free online GCSE Science quizzes on physics, chemistry and biology.
A Level Specific Sites
- Revision Guru
The home of A-Level Economics and Business Studies revision.
- A-Level Biology has free revision guides and past papers for the AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards, written by an expereinced biology teacher.
- The Explorer's Guide to Biology presents biology as detective work and focuses on the process of science. Aimed at advanced students and self learners.
- A-Level Chemistry with the AQA, CIE, OCR, Edexcel, Eduqas & WJEC revision material. Sample materials are free with full access for a subscription.
- Economics Online give some good background reading for A-level economics students, by explaining important economic concepts and topical news stories.
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- Duolingo is a great resource for revising the most common modern foreign languages that can be studied at GCSE and A-Level - French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as many other interesting languages. The course requires you to write whole sentences and the more popular languages have listening and speaking exercises.
- French Revision Interactive French exercises in listening, reading and writing for A-Level, IAL, GCSE, iGCSE. The exercises mark themselves and a score is given.
- Languages Online has fun language learning and revision games for French german Spanish, Italian and Latin.
- Memrise has free flashcard-type learning resources for many different subjects but works best for learning language vocabulary. Every subject you can study at GCSE and A-Level (including classical Greek and Latin) and a huge number that you can't.
- Japan Foundation has a whole raft of resources for GCSE Japanese, including downloadable information sheets and audio resources.
Apps For Concentration
Finally, If you are easily distracted while revising, here are a couple of apps to help you.
- Get Cold Turkey can be set to block anything from a specific webpage to the entire Internet. You can also allow exceptions, block applications, or even use it to lock yourself out of your computer.
- Selfcontrol is an app for Mac users to block distracting websites.
Paid Online Resources
These are some more online resources which require a subscription or a one-off fee for certain courses.
- The Maths Factor is the leading maths website where you can subscribe to Carol Vorderman’s, confidence building, maths schools and revision clubs. There are fun video lessons with Carol and over 1,000 daily practice sessions and games with everything matched to the new National Curriculum. Currently offering a 21 day free trial.
- ed place is aimed at students up to GCSE who provide thousands of online resources in English, Maths, Science to help with studying, homework, revision and exam prep including SATs, 11+ as well as GCSEs.
- Future Learn offers online maths, science and engineering courses created by experts from leading universities and organisations. You can brush up on basic science and numeracy skills or master advanced topics like robotics and forensics.
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