Mr Chadburn

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics

A little bit of maths each day

A new school year and it is time to start preparing for the summer GCSE’s. What better way that to use my tiered revision calendars?

I started these as a response to a desperate need for our then current Year 11s to have some real focus and direction for their mathematics revision leading up to their GCSE exams, I used an idea I’d seen initially on the excellent Just Maths site of a revision calendar.  My thinking was, and still is, that the best way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics and long term revision should be about regular practice.

With this in mind I produced monthly revision calendars for both higher and foundation tier GCSE starting in September and running, each month, till April.  Following feedback from colleagues and a successful trial, I added an extra calendar.  It was felt that the foundation calendars were good for preparing those students who probably would do foundation but were on that higher/foundation border and were those looking at gaining a 5 or possibly a 4.  These were generally felt to be too challenging for foundation candidates where a 5 (or even 4) maybe out of reach, hence the introduction of the foundation tier calendars which are aimed at students aspiring to a level 4.

HIGHER TIER – this will be useful for those students who definitely will be sitting the higher paper and who are working at grade 6 and above.

FOUNDATION PLUS TIER- useful for students on the higher / foundation boundary. There will be a proportion of questions each month which appear on both this and the higher calendar.

FOUNDATION TIER – useful for students aspiring to a level 4 which allows practice of basic mathematical skills.

As always, feedback would be very much welcomed.  I will post the calendars each month on this page and also on my blog and highlight them on my twitter feed (@mrchadburn).  As always the calendars are free for anyone to use.

As time permits I will put solutions up – as you can imagine they take a while to produce and I don’t always have the time to do them straight away!!

ALL THE CALENDARS BELOW WERE DESIGNED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/20 … I’M WORKING ON AN HOPEFULLY WILL BE ABLE TO UPLOAD IN JULY A FULL SET OF CALENDARS FOR 2020/21 … FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER (@MRCHADBURN) FOR UPDATES!!

FEBRUARY 2020 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus (Grade 4/5)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4 and below)

JANUARY 2020 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus (Grade 4/5)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4 and below)

DECEMBER 2019 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus (Grade 4 and below)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4/5)

NOVEMBER 2019 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus (Grade 4/5)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4 and below)

OCTOBER 2019 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus (Grade 4/5)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4 and below)

SEPTEMBER 2019 CALENDARS
Higher Tier (Grade 6 and above)

Foundation Plus Tier (Grade 4/5)

Foundation Tier (Grade 4 and below)

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