# A Level Maths & Further Maths 2023

For Further Maths, some students will be taking Decision Maths papers, Decision Maths resources can be found using these pages Decision Maths and Decision Maths – Teaching Resources.

A reminder that the following posts all include revision resources for A Level Maths and Further Maths.

# Exams Weeks 2 and 3

We must start by saying congratulations and Happy Birthday to MathsBot! Jonathan Hall has been providing us with this amazing site for 10 years, thank you so much, Jonathan!

In week 2 we have Maths AS Paper 2 Statistics and Mechanics and A Level Further Maths Paper 1, looking ahead to Week 3 after half term, we have Further Maths Paper 2, A Level Maths Paper 1, Core Maths Paper 1 and GCSE Maths Paper 2.

For many further resources see GCSE Revision 2023

Recent Practice Papers, warm-ups and Checklists given that paper 1 is complete:

From Christine Norledge on Third Space Learning blog: Edexcel Paper 1 analysis with recommended revision list for papers 2 and 3.

IFrom Adam Mercer, “Starting Strong” for Edexcel foundation pupils.

See Corbettmaths GCSE Maths Summer 2023, we now have Edexcel, AQA paper 2 and 3 preparation materials and OCR papers 2, 3, 5, and 6. The material includes interactive revision checklists, (select a topic for an explanation on that topic) and Foundation and Higher Preparation Papers.

The interactive lists link directly to the appropriate video, note the video number and then find that in the list of contents on the videos and worksheets page for practice questions.

As there are 3 papers, it is almost certain that topics from paper 1 may appear again, so definitely make sure you revise everything.

John Corbett

Calculator revision mats from Jo Morgan:

IFrom First Class Maths a practice paper for Edexcel Paper 2H is now available. I do like the disclaimer on the front page, we cannot know what content will be examined – the best strategy is to revise everything! The paper has been created “with a careful analysis of the most common paper 2/3 topics from previous years and also careful analysis of what topics have already appeared in paper 1.”

Note the timetable for the estimated dates for release of the practice papers and the Paper 2 key topics documents.

Mr White has used the Edexcel analysis from 1st Class Maths (Key Topics for Paper 2 based on Paper 1 Analysis and previous trends) to create this list of Maths Genie links for the top 20 topics in Edexcel. Note the tabs on the spreadsheet – we have a list for Higher and also for Foundation.

And using that analysis, Jenny Hill-Parker has created these resources for Edexcel Foundation and Higher:

and here we have Jenny’s higher questions and solutions.

PixiMaths Practice Papers “to help you revise for papers 2 and 3 Edexcel Maths GCSE for summer 2023 based on topics that we have seen in paper 1.”

With that important reminder for students on the front page:

GCSE Maths Tutor – 2023 Paper 2 Checklist – choose Get the free checklist, then you can choose your exam board, Edexcel, AQA, OCR, IGCSE and WJEC.

iAQA and Edexcel Practice Papers from @mathsplanner, Foundation solutions are available, higher will follow.

For OCR, see Mr Neill’s suggested practice questions for Foundations and Higher for Paper 2.

Remember that Mr Neill has this brilliant resource, all Edexcel, AQA and OCR GCSE maths questions by topic with answers from June 2017 to Nov 2020 (9-1), available all on pdf, PowerPoint or Promethean.

Dave Taylor has used his list of topics to create a revision mat for OCR.

We also have papers and video solutions from @onmathsuk.

Very helpfully, onmaths has an online paper and video solutions for Foundation and Higher AQA, Edexcel, and OCR (downloads are available for subscribers)

From Matt Woodfine a collection of resources for AQA Paper 2

The link to the tests and a full list of available tests are available here.

S lp has created some Foundation “Lessons” focussed on the 4 and 5 star topics. from @1stclassmaths‘s predicted topics on MWB, @MattTheApp.

Pete Mattock has created two AQA practice calculator papers, based on his analysis of paper 1.

Casio have free webinars for GCSE Higher on 30th May and for A Level on 1st June, the webinars will have a focus on the correct use of the calculator, for A Level the calculator will be the CG50.

For IGCSE – See AddvanceMaths.com

Thinking about half term ahead, I do like this thoughtful blog post from Dani Quinn, that is a very important point about being careful what we send our students home with. Overwhelming them with too much work for which they can’t get feedback is not helpful for students studying alone.

For A Level, see A Level Maths & Further Maths 2023.

# Examinations 2023

This week is week 1 of the examination season and in this first week, we see AS Maths, AS Further Maths and the first GCSE paper.

Emily Rae (@ECRMaths) has created warm-up grids for AQA Further Maths, one for Core Pure and one for Discrete and Statistics. Answers are included.

Stuart Price has created a great set of resources for A Level Pure Maths on sxpmaths, it’s great to see question collections on modelling and contextual questions.

The following posts all include revision resources for GCSE Maths, A Level Maths and Further Maths.

# A Level Maths – Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice questions can be a useful resource for revision, this collection is for A Level mathematics.

I have often mentioned Gareth Westwater’s site, Westie’s Workshop, recent additions include compilations of AQA multiple choice questions, we have Pure, Statistics, and Mechanics.

A source of multiple choice A Level questions, particularly for Pure Mathematics is Diagnostic Questions; see for example this quiz I created on  Logarithms and Exponentials.

A source of multiple choice A Level questions, particularly for Pure Mathematics is Diagnostic Questions; see for example this quiz I created on Logarithms and Exponentials.

The UK Maths Challenges provide a wonderful library of multiple choice problems; you can practice for the UK Maths Challenges including the past papers for the Senior Challenges. Questions and full solutions are provided.

As well as a full solution that does not use the multiple-choice answers further ideas are given for investigation.

Looking at some A Level texts From Hodder, we see My Revision Notes – Mathematics. The series includes the following books. In each case look for the Quick Links on the left – see Answers and full worked solutions. Questions and fully worked solutions for each section of the book are provided, whilst the documents refer to the books, they are complete in themselves.

When you select Answers and full worked solutions for any book, see AQA Pure for example, as well as the pdf document of questions with full worked solutions for the ‘Target your revision’, ‘Exam-style’ and ‘Review’ questions, you will also find test yourself multiple-choice questions for each section.

Hodder – My Revision Notes series

These work interactively, the correct answer with reasoning is provided and also explanations as to why the other responses are incorrect.

Digging into the archives….

A trip down memory lane! (Edexcel’s Emporium has some papers from this era.)
University of London June 1986 Mathematics 1

At the start of my teaching career, I really liked the first paper of the Mathematics A level from the University of London School Examinations Board – thirty multiple choice questions to complete in one hour, 15 minutes.

For questions 1 to 20, candidates had to select one answer from 5 and for questions 21-30 the instructions were as follows.

University of London June 1986 Mathematics 1

The pdf file here has the paper, followed by the exam board answers followed by notes from the 1986 version of me! These days I would illustrate with Desmos and/or WolframAlpha for example as well where appropriate.

Note the comment from Graham Cummings below, there are further papers available in Edexcel’s Emporium:

The Emporium has some 17 multiple-choice question papers from the period 1988-1992 – by no means a complete set, but they range across the Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics syllabuses. You can find them in the “Pre-C2000” cabinet within GCE AS/A Level.

Signing up to Mathematics Emporium is highly recommended, note that it is a free website intended for the use of teachers of mathematics in secondary schools, regardless of what board you use.

My search for multiple-choice questions returned this site from Uddingston Grammar Mathematics Department, the Scottish Higher resources include multiple-choice questions, each set of questions includes an answer key.

We will finish with some challenging questions for students chasing the highest grades:

For superb resources for the Oxford Admissions test multiple choice questions see these Underground Mathematics Review Questions where you will find not only the questions but suggestions and complete solutions.