Various Revision Guides

Welcome to is the place to find help with study and revision. We cover from Primary, through the Eleven Plus and up to GCSE and A Level, and subjects from maths and science to english and history. Our database contains reviews of 100s of revision guides, searchable with our simple "Find a Revision Guide Tool". For many of the books we show you sample pages so you can see exactly what you are getting before you part with your money. All of these revision guides can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door through our partner Amazon.

You can also find many other resources, including past papers, specifications, online revision guides and iPhone Apps. We have organised this content by subject, so use the menu bar at the top to navigate to the right page. You can also read our Guide to Effective Revision or our Last Minute Revision Tips, and parents can find help in our Guide for Parents.

The New Term is Here
September 15th, 2012

It’s that time of the year again: back to school. Any if you’re entering your GCSE or A Level year, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to ensure you get the grades you deserve. Don’t leave your revision planning to the last minute – get all the resources you need together now so that you can focus on actually doing the revision when the time comes.

Over the next few weeks we’re going to updating the website quite a bit, ensuring all our links are up-to-date and that we have a complete range of revision guides available and reviewed. So get this page bookmarked and keep checking back to find all your revision resources together in one place.

Modern take on the revision card?
December 6th, 2011

Most of us create revision cards to help us remember the key facts but how about going for a  modern electronic version that can be shared and added to? Whether using software like one note, publisher or powerpoint, your revision cards could be printed off, read on a laptop or smartphone. You can also edit your notes at any time and add links to key resources such as youtube videos and online revision notes. This could be a major revision time saver as if you get a few friends involved you could each create your notes on different topics and then swap notes via email. Warning-This strategy does rely on having friends that sourced their information from trustworthy sources!

Get gaming and revise at the same time
November 29th, 2011

If you are struggling to come up with new ways to revise (that isn’t just reading your record cards over and over again) why not get some friends together and design your own board games? You design the questions (make them challenging) and come up your own rules and game strategy. Alternatively why not get an old trivial pursuit board out, designate your own categories (colours) as your subjects ie pink for english, blue for maths, green for science etc and play your own version of trivial pursuit!

Got any other fun revising ideas? Let us know.

Not sure when your exams are?
November 9th, 2011

If you are wanting to check when your exams are this year and into summer 2012 just go to the department for education’s examination timetable page to ensure there is no excuse for not revising! Just make sure you read the exam board section, you wouldn’t want to prepare for AQA science for the summer when you have exams in January first!

Only finding old revision guides?
November 1st, 2011

If you started your GCSEs this year or last year you may know that many GCSE exam boards have changed their specifications for many courses. Consequently many of the existing revision guides out there are for the older courses. This is not a major problem as older revision guides are still useful, you simply need to check how much of your revision guide matches up with the new specifications. Check out our GCSE subject pages for free access to the specifications. There are updated revision guides out there however and here at we are doing our best to add them to our database. Use the search buttons on the left of all our pages to find the revision guide you are looking for.

A Level ICT and Sociology content added
March 17th, 2011


We’ve recently added pages for A Level ICT and A Level Sociology, full of links to specifications, past and specimen papers, online resources and reviews of revision guides. We’re also in the process of reviewing and updating all out GCSE and A Level pages so you may notice some changes as you browse the site. Enjoy.

Revision: Time to get planning!
March 1st, 2011

The beginning of March means that the exam season is scarily close. In fact only 5 to 6 weeks away. This means of course that, if you haven’t started already, full revision should be getting under way now. But where to start? How much? For how long should you be revising? This is where revision planning becomes essential. By sitting down and spending a little time planning your revision, you could save hours, days, and even weeks worth of time in the long run. You will also prevent last minute ‘crisis’ cramming. Check out our guide to effective revision for some planning inspiration and then carefully set to work making your plan. You can find a free printable revision timetable here or sign up to a commercial revision planning site like that does it all for you online. If you are looking for something a little more in depth you may want to look at reading books on the subject such as The Exam Skills Handbook or The Practical Guide to Revision Techniques

Finding GCSE maths hard?
February 17th, 2011

If you just can’t get your head round GCSE maths check out these interactive activities from BBC bitesize. Short sharp and to the point these activities manage to cover all aspects of maths by dividing it into strands such as Algebra, number, data handling and shape, space and measure. Definitely worth checking out!

Cell division recap thanks to the BBC
February 13th, 2011

For all of you out there who have modular GCSE Biology exams coming up at the end of February/ beginning of March check out these entertaining and easy to follow revision videos from the BBC available now on youtube.

Primary revision guides now available
February 8th, 2011

Primary School Books

We now have a range of revision guides specific to primary key stage 1 and key stage 2 SATs revision. Simply use the “find revision guides tool” to find what you’re looking for.