November Examinations 2023

MathsBot – GCSE Countdown

With November examinations fast approaching, a reminder that many useful revision resources are available in this collection.

Corbett Maths – Revision Resources
Corbett Maths – A Bit of Everything practice papers

On Corbett Maths, try the Ultimate GCSE Revision Videos; use the GCSE Revision resources available for Edexcel, OCR, AQA, and CCEA, you will also find Revision checklists, a collection of Practice Papers, and A Bit of Everything Papers; the papers with questions provide very comprehensive syllabus coverage! Each paper includes a contents list with the relevant teaching video.

CorbettMaths revision checklist

On 1st Class Maths, the Edexcel Revision page offers questions and solutions by topic and difficulty, note the final column in the table which shows the Edexcel past series percentage correct up to and including the June 2023 exams. The Ultimate Revision Booklets for Foundation (114 questions) and Higher (106 questions) have one question on every topic and accompanying video solutions.

1st Class Maths Ultimate Revision Booklet

Practice papers and video solutions were created for the June 2023 exams for Edexcel and AQA.

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Key Topics

From Edexcel, GCSE 9-1 Mathematics Key Topics, a series of 30 very short videos reviewing essential GCSE skills.

Mr Neill

From Mr Neill, a brilliant resource, all Edexcel, AQA and OCR GCSE maths questions categorised by topic with answers from June 2017 to June 2022 (9-1), available all on pdf, PowerPoint or Promethean.

On ExamQ from Mr Watts you can quickly search for Edexcel Maths GCSE and A-Level exam questions. You can choose from GCSE Foundation or Higher, AS or A level, you can also select by exam series, paper, area and topic.

The interface is very clear indeed, easily display the questions or mark schemes.

Dr Austin Maths – Revision Grids

From DrAustin Maths under Revision look at the very useful revision grids.

On Maths Genie you can revise by topic, or access exam papers and mark schemes for Edexcel, AQA and OCR. For AQA and OCR these are simply the papers and mark schemes, the Edexcel papers additionally have worked video solutions

On Mr Morely Maths you will find a wonderful collection of GCSE resources, including Video tutorials, worksheets to match, exam question packs with mark schemes, starters, full lessons, revision guides, CPD sessions and methods road maps.

Mr Morley Maths Revision Work Books

Note the Revision Work Books, these booklets contain at least one past paper question on every topic split into grades 1-3, 4-5 and 6-9. Each has a contents page with QR code links to relevant videos.

I do like these excellent revision guides – notes jotters to accompany the videos.

Mr Morely Maths

From White Rose Maths, GCSE Practice Papers (scroll down) for AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Whilst based on the November and June 2022 advance information these papers and mark schemes for all three boards and also the excellent pre-exam workshops provide very useful revision resources.

White Rose Maths

Third Space Learning

From Third Space Learning, papers for AQA and Edexcel have been created for 2023 (OCR to follow).

From GCSE Maths Tutor we have practice papers and full video solutions available for Higher and Foundation tiers.

From Gareth Westwater, see GCSE (and IGCSE) questions by topic, on, or on TES, a massive (be patient, there are over 5000 slides) PowerPoint of IGCSE examination questions organised by topic, combining all the individual PowerPoints of exam questions, this is very simple to navigate.

On BBC Bitesize you will find GCSE Maths – exam practice, 5 quizzes of 10 questions each, with fully worked solutions.

Also from Bitesize, try these GCSE maths – quick-fire quizzes, each quiz has 10 quick-fire questions that should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You can take the quiz again and answer a new set of questions. The answers are all explained.

BBC Bitesize quick-fire quizzes

From Dave Taylor, we have these very useful GCSE Higher Revision Booklets for OCR.

Transum Mathematics – Refreshing Revision

This Custom Starter from Transum, is one I have featured before, it allows teachers to select the number of questions and the topics to include; scroll down the page and choose the topics you want from the Concept Selection. It is possible to save a particular selection of topics as the URL for your selection will be generated. It is also possible to drag the panels so your questions are displayed in the desired order. The beginning of a lesson can be an ideal time to review previous learning.

On the subject of starters – short questions can make ideal revision starters – a reminder of some great resources:

Transum has an extensive library of self-checking exercises, so we could easily provide examples on inequalities for example. On Transum, there are several ways to search for resources, for example, try:

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Unlimited Edexcel GCSE 1 mark questions

On TES, from SNO, this Excel spreadsheet generates an endless supply of 1 mark questions with the option to display the answers, making an ideal starter. Two versions are available, you can choose 5 or 10 questions to display.

Check this great resource from Mr Kingsley, an ideal starter, there are 80 sets of 10 1 and 2 mark questions in this file.

We start every foundation lesson with a booklet of ten 1&2 mark questions, aimed at repetition. Builds up in difficulty in both calc & non-calc topics. 80 pages worth. Seems to help reduce errors at the start of papers. Feel free to take a look.— Mr Kingsley (@KingsleyMaths) February 12, 2021

Edexcel’s Practice Papers include freely available Foundation Tier one mark questions. There are calculator and non-calculator paper questions and mark schemes from June 2017 through to June 2019 (non-calculator) and to November 2019 for the calculator questions.

See also: Knowledge Organisers – Mathematics

Mr Chadburn – Calendars

I do like Wayne Chadburn’s monthly calendars that provide regular, varied practice – a little bit of maths each day. Calendars for the 2023-24 academic year are available here. Note the three versions including crossover questions (these appear on both Foundation and Higher papers so great practice for the more challenging Foundation questions), Foundation, Foundation plus and Higher; answers are provided.

From Jake Gordon, try his Skills grid creator – customise exactly as you want from 90 skills, and answers are included.

Jake Gordon – Skills Grid Creator
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Jake Gordon – Skills Grid Creator

On Jonathan Hall’s Test Maker on MathsBot we could create a test to test many of these skills. Choose the skills you want from the menu, the number of questions, and the initial and final difficulty of the questions on a scale of 1 to 10, also note the Paired Solutions option to show one example with an answer then one to try. An Answer Key is provided for any test you create.

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MathsBot – Test Maker

We could also use the many brilliant GCSE resources from MathsBot.

See on Maths White Board: Revision Board – generate a starter based on the Advance Information

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Interactive Maths Generators – Dan Rodriguez-Clark

On Interactive Maths Generators from Dan Rodriguez-Clark (@InteractMaths), design your own sets of questions on more than 50 maths topics for your students to practice a variety of skills. There are many customisation options, generally as well as for individual topics. Full instructions are on Dan’s site.

From TeachitMaths an AQA Maths partnership resource: GCSE mathematics-small things make a big difference includes many really useful and important reminders for students.

AQA / Teachit Maths

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