Please Explain - SATs and GCSE

Onwards and Upwards - A Level

Rainforest Maths


aimed at: key stages 3 & 4

If you are in Years 7 to 9, or you are doing the Foundation paper at GCSE, then have a look at this excellent Aussie website. It has lots of interactive notes and activities for you to practise your maths and sort any problems out.

BBC BiteSize


aimed at: key stage 4

They say the old ones are the best, and this is still probably the best one-stop place to call in for notes, examples, interactive solutions and questions for you to have a go at yourself. Each question has its level next to it, and you can even download a big revision check-list to make sure you there will be no nasty surprises in the exam. What more could you want in a website?

CIMT Notes


A level

aimed at: Key stages 4 and 5

If you are looking for some really good maths notes, worked examples, and exercises to practise those all important maths skills, then this place to go!

Maths Direct


aimed at: Key stage 5

A very well written set of notes, complete with examples, exercises, tests and answers to provide the extra bit of revision material for success at pure maths a level.

Maths Guru


aimed at: all key stages

Some good old past SATs questions, arranged both by levels and topics, for you to try, and then you can check your answers at the bottom. Practice makes perfect. You must click on the Key Stage 3 section on the left to find them. Lots of good GCSE stuff in the GCSE section as well. Alas, you must pay to access many of the A Level materials, but the sixth form worksheets are free, come complete with answers, and seem very good. An excellent site!

Interactive Maths


aimed at: key stage 5

If you are looking for some extra material to help you fine tune those A level maths skills, then this website might just be for you. Loads of questions and worked solutions. It is also one of the few websites around that is particularly good for Further Maths. Give it a go, it just might help!



aimed at: key stages 3 and 4

Lots of topics in the Revision section, and in the Test Yourself bit you can tackle the following topics - Function Machines, Number Properties, Pythagoras, and Quadratics. The questions are of an interactive nature, and are extremely well laid out. There are also some good games, for when you have earned a break from revision.

Interactive Maths Puzzles


aimed at: key stages 3 and 4

Quite a few decent puzzles covering a wide range of topics. Many puzzles rely on the use of "matching things". Good for a quick revision of topics, and it shouldn’t give you too much of a headache.

A Level Mind Maps


aimed at: Key stage 5

A lovely set of interactive mind-maps for each A Level and Further Maths module. An excellent way to check you have covered everything and bring all your notes together. Just click on the module you want:
C1 C2 C3 C4 S1 S2 D1 M1 FP1 FP2 FP3

Math Centre


aimed at: Key stage 5

For A Level Maths, this website is simply brilliant. Pick the topic you need help on from the menu on the left, and then watch all the resources appear. What I like best of all is the variety of resources, from nice little leaflets covering all the main facts, the video tutorials. Brilliant!



aimed at: key stages 3 and 4

A collection of some of the best and most original maths games around. The website even keeps a record of your progress, and the longer you play, the more you learn.

School Workout


aimed at: all key stages

An excellent website if you are look for a little bit of extra practise and help on certain maths topics. The A Level section in particular is outstanding.



aimed at: all key stages

Something a bit different. Why not get your school involved in the recycling of old mobile phones and ink cartridges? This website will help you organise everything, and not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but there is the chance to win prizes for your school as well!



aimed at: all key stages

I know that doing a maths puzzle may not seem like the best way to spend 20 minutes, but if you do one puzzle a day off this site, it'll do you a lot more good than reading over your textbook again and again. These puzzles teach you how to think and solve problems, which are essential skills for success at maths. Each puzzle comes complete with a worked answer. This site might just help you enjoy your maths more, so I would give it a go.

CIMT Interactive Tutorials

Year 7 Year 8

aimed at: Key stage 3

If you are serious about revision, then this is the website for you. Not just really good notes on every topic you could ever wish, but the pages are interactive, so you can fill in your answer and it tells you whether you are right... or not. Very good and completely free!

CIMT Help Modules


aimed at: Key stages 3 and 4

Really good help on 10 of the biggest and mst important maths topics. All the big names are there - fractions, percentages, algebra, probability. Give it a go!

Maths Links


aimed at: Key stages 3 and 4

If you are taking your SATs and you want to make sure you get a level 5 (or even a 6!), or you are taking your GCSEs and you want to go from a D to a C, or from an A to an A*, then these free revision programs might be just what you need. It gives a nice focus to your revision at home, and if you put in the work, it will definitely pay off!

Trinity School, Nottingham


aimed at: all key stages

A really nice school website where you will find lots of resources and materials to help you crack all those tricky maths topics.

RAF Target


aimed at: key stages 3 & 4

The RAF don't do maths, do they?... yes, they do! And if you visit this website they will take you through some pretty exciting maths based activities.

geometry video clips


aimed at: key stages 3 and 4

If you have trouble with things like using a compass, or measuring angles, or drawing bearings, or constructing triangles, then this might be just what you need. It is a link to a series of short video clips, with commentary, to help you practice these very important skills.

ib maths.com


aimed at: students undertaking IB maths

If you are studying for IB maths, and you need some help, then look no further! Lots of really good revision notes, practice test, and information about the IB curriculum. What more could you possibly want?

Waldo Maths


aimed at: All key stages

How about something a bit different! This wonderful site has lots of fancy applets that allow you to revise topics interactively. You can grab shapes and graphs, move them around, and see what happens. Very impressive and well worth a look!

Exam Solutions


aimed at: Key Stage 5

This nice website offers free specimen A level exam papers with written and video solutions to help with your revision. Should you wish to try some more papers, then you need to pay, but if this style of revision works for you then it might be a worthwhile investment. There is also a pretty good maths forum for A Level students to ask questions and help each other.

Exam Solutions


aimed at: All key stages

This website offers past papers, videos and teacher modelled answers.