Are Maths Resits Easier?

First of all, I want to compliment your courage in deciding to resit your maths exam. Failing maths is not the end of the world. You just have to get over your disappointment and regret and take the bold step to resit.

Back to your question, are maths resits easier? Technically, yes. It’s only easier because you are now familiar with the modules and syllables of the subject. More so, if you were able to cover the syllable while preparing for the previous exam, this will help in reducing your workload. You could also considering investing in an online maths tutor. Whether you find that you need a GCSE online maths tutor or even an A Level online maths tutor, you are bound to get the help that you need to succeed. 

Asides this, the two exams are the same. However, identifying why you failed the first time can help in making this resit easier for you.

This is because most failures in maths are caused by inadequate preparations for the exam. So to ensure that this maths resit is easier for you, you have to prepare the right way this time. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your resit.

How to Prepare for your Maths Resit

1.  Learn to Ask for Help

I was once guilty of this. In order not to embarrass myself, I kept mute in class even when I was drowning in confusion. It took me failing my Grade 9 maths to learn a lesson.

To resit this maths exam, you must ensure that you ask for help on any topic you find challenging. Begin by asking friends and family who you know have a good knowledge of maths.

You can also ask in class. You may be surprised to learn that most teachers love it when their students ask them questions. For summoning up the courage to ask questions, they go the extra mile to clear your confusion.

And if asking questions in class is still a hard nut for you to crack, you can always go after the lesson to ask your tutor or teacher. I can assure they will never say no.

2.  Prepare a Working Timetable

Don’t leave your practice or revision to chance. By this I mean, studying based on your immediate preference or favourite topics. Remember, no examiners enquires about your favourite topics before setting the questions.

To prepare a working time-table, you have to outline all the modules in your maths curriculum. Then proceed to allot them to the different time schedules on your time table.

Whether you are using a pen and paper or a device, try to always stick to your time-tables. And if you have a volatile time schedule, always set a reminder to remind you it is time to read.

3.  Begin Early to Practice

Another way to ensure that this maths resit is easier for you is to begin practising on time. The truth about maths is that you can only get better at it with practice.

When you have identified the topic you want to practice, go ahead and outline the formulas, rules or steps required in solving the equations. Endeavour to understand these formulas and not memorize them. 

After doing this, proceed to solve equations using different strategies. Identify your errors, analyze them and work on the areas that made you get it wrong. When you continuously follow this process, you are familiarizing yourself with maths and how it works.

The end result will be a quicker and better understanding of how to solve maths equations and a huge boost of your confidence.

Other Techniques

4.  Utilise Online Resources

In addition to your textbooks or class lessons, learn to utilize online resources. Every single topic in your maths curriculum has been dealt with by somebody online. I often recommend online resources because it has a unique benefit of teaching you maths at your own pace.

So you can choose to sign up for a class or you can subscribe to a maths Youtube channel. You can also make use of maths apps to better your skill. Some of them include Brainly, Photomaths, Khan Academy, etc. All of these, if utilised properly is guaranteed to make you better at maths.

5.  Test Yourself Regularly

The last but not the least important thing is that you must test your level of preparedness for the exam regularly.

Often times, students just focus on studying for the forthcoming exam without testing their ability to deliver in the exam hall. So set regular self-assessment tests for yourself. This could be bi-weekly or monthly. A perfect way and time to do this is when you are answering past papers.

Avoid treating it with levity. However, assume it is your real exam and abide by all the instructions given. Monitor your ability to finish within the stipulated time and work on your general performance after the test.


Resiting your maths can be easier because you have the advantage of having to revise what you have studied earlier. Capitalize on this and try to study more effectively this time using the above tips. These suggestions if done right will definitely help you succeed in the forthcoming exam.

Of course, if you are looking for some help then our maths revision courses will certainly prove to be valuable.

We provide A Level Maths Revision Courses and also GCSE Maths Revision Courses and these take place during half term holidays. 

Not only do we offer revision courses for Maths but we cater for a range of subjects. These include A Level Physics Revision Courses, GCSE English Revision Courses, A Level Biology Revision courses to name but a few.

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