How To Revise GCSE Geography

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GCSE geography has been classified as one of the easiest GCSE subjects. Of the 550,000 students who sat for the exam in 2020, 78.9% achieved grades of 9-4. This is quite a pass rate.

But then, your result will not be determined by the pass rate but by the level of effort you put into it. Hence, as a student, you must take your GCSE geography revision very seriously.

You can begin by attending a GCSE geography revision course. Or working with a geography tutor.  These steps will help to contribute to your exam success.

Thus, in preparation for your revision, we have selected these revision tips for you. When diligently applied, they are guaranteed to make your revisions a lot easier and fun.

7 Revision Tips For Your GCSE Geography Revision

1.   Set up a Revision Plan and Timetable

Rome was not built in a day. This is why you should begin your GCSE geography revision on time. Find out your exam date and strategically plan your revision.

Get a copy of your GCSE geography specification and create your timetable. Remember you have other subjects to revise, so put this into consideration. 

2.   Be Up to Date With Information

GCSE geography borders on a lot of facts, events and dates. If you must convince your examiner that you are worth a Grade 9, you must be up to date with current affairs. They help to broaden the knowledge you have about your geography topics.

 A good source of this is newspapers and magazines. They contain the latest information on different subjects. A quick search will reveal different information bothering on geography.

3.   Utilise Online Resources

Another important GCSE geography revision tip is to employ the services of online resources. The internet is replete with hundreds of available GCSE geography resources.

From YouTube videos to apps and games. All of these resources are designed to make your revisions not only easier but also fun.

4.   Practice Past Papers

The best way to access how prepared you are for your GCSE exam is to answer past papers. Past papers also help to indicate your areas of weakness and topics that need improvement.

Hence, you should dedicate a good part of your timetable to practising past papers. Effectively utilising this revision tip, will greatly improve your confidence towards your exams.

5.   Master Exam Techniques

One of the biggest mistakes of some students is to study without mastering exam techniques. These students only study but fail to master how to answer exam questions. 

To avoid this pitfall, ensure that you study your GCSE geography command words. Also, practice past papers and work under the stipulated time regulations. Obey all examination instructions, this will prepare you for the real exam conditions. 

6.   Work With a Geography Tutor

Some students find it difficult to understand models, cartography, or reading tables. Working with a geography tutor is a perfect way to bridge this gap.

With safety now prioritised, students now often work with online GCSE geography tutors. These online geography tutors will walk you through any conceptual or theoretical issues. Thus, getting you prepared for your exam.

7.   Know Your Case Studies

One very rampant concept in GCSE geography is case studies. Grade 9 students know this. So they work hard to ensure that they don’t lose valuable marks on these questions.

To ensure that you don’t too, you must memorise your facts, places, and figures. Your examiners are working with a marking scheme. Hence, they are looking for specific answers. Thus, avoid giving vague responses.


Every year, the percentage of students passing their GCSE geography continues to increase. You too can join this queue. Your GCSE geography revision is key. So ensure that you put in your best.

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At Exam tips we are here to help you succeed in your GCSE Geography exam revision. We do this in a number of ways.

We offer intense GCSE Revision Courses that take place at various stages of the year during half term holidays. If you are looking for a refresher from year 12 then we would suggest our October Revision Course.

If you are looking to prepare for your mock exams then our December (Christmas) Revision Course is perfect. As you approach the second half of the academic year then our February Half Term Revision Course is ideal to help consolidate any gaps in knowledge following any mock exam results. The our Easter Revision Course is available to help you get ready for your final exams.

As well as our half term revision courses we also offer online tuition. We have a number of online GCSE Geography Tutors that work with us and based on your requirements we will find a Geography Tutor that meets your needs.

All online Geography tuition is done using Zoom at the present moment in time. This is a simple platform to use and always the tutor to use a online whiteboard to be able to explain all the necessary concepts.

If you are not sure about online Geography tutoring for GCSE, then you can always sign up for a free no obligation twenty minute lesson. This allows you to make sure that you and your tutor will work well together.

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at or call us on 0800 689 1272.

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at or call us on 0800 689 1272

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