DATE: Tuesday 21 April 2020 4pm (1hr)

CODE: 7715


Provide your students on this crucial aspect of the GCSE Science papers with specific guidance on how to boost their grade on the most difficult mathematics and question types. The session also provides practical guidance on how students might be best prepared for the examinations.

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their examination revision.


This interactive webinar will provide your students with:

  • An understanding of how to approach mathematical questions with a focus on likely question types
  • Extended explanation of what examiners are looking for when analysing data
  • Clear guidance on how to apply their knowledge thoroughly, yet concisely
  • Expert examiner advice on how to approach using maths skills in unfamiliar contexts


  • All students studying AQA GCSE Sciences


Introduction and Welcome

Using Maths and Graph Skills effectively

We will look at the following topics, working through exam questions as practice

  • Methods to learn the formulas,
  • Calculations involving use of formulas
  • Use of several formulae at once (5 mark questions)
  • Generic maths skills being tested in GCSE Science including percentages, percentage change, range, uncertainty in results, measurements on scale diagrams
  • Graphs skills –scales, reading points form graphs, plotting points and bets fit lines

Gradients and Data Analysis

  • Finding gradients, gradients of tangents, areas under graphs
  • Analysing data in tables – finding patterns and relationships
  • Analysing graphs – describing patterns and relationships
  • Approaching questions with unknown formulae

Sarah Battams

Sarah has been teaching Physics at KS3, GCSE and A level for the last 19 years. She is an outstanding practitioner with consistently excellent examination results and value added at GCSE and A level. Her uptake at A-level is excellent. She believes that Physics lessons should be motivational and enable students to understand how to tackle examinations. Sarah examines at GCSE and A-level. She writes and edits for the online resource GCSE Pod.

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