The plan is for there to be one set (at least – If I have a chance I may do more) of practice papers for AQA A-Level Maths, AQA A-Level Further Maths and AQA Level 2 Further Maths. I am also intending on producing some 15 minute boost worksheets and exam warmup grids for these exams.

Solutions will generally go up a few days after the papers.

**Exam Papers**

These papers are intended as practice papers. They are not “predicted” papers as I have no prior knowledge of the topics and question styles that will come up on the papers. Once Paper 1 has happened for a course I will make some reasonable assumptions on topics that may not be assessed again, or those that will be assessed; however there is no guarantee that this is the case.

Apologies in advance for any mistakes in the solutions.

- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 1 Practice Paper. Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 1B Practice Paper. Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 1C Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 2A Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 2B Practice Paper. Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3M Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3D Practice Paper Solutions

- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 1A Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 1B Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 2 Practice Paper Solutions
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 3 Practice Paper Solutions

**Warm Up Grids**

These are intended to be used in a 45 minute / 1 hour session before the exam. They should contain relatively straightforward questions and checks of knowledge to boost confidence going into the exam.

- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 1 Warmup
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 2 Warmup
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3 MD Warmup

**15 Minute Boost Sheets: A-Level Maths**

Short worksheets containing 5 knowledge recall questions, 1 short form question and one longer form question. The intention is that these take around 15 minutes to complete.

- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 1 Solutions
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 2 Solutions
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 3 Solutions
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 4 Solutions
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 5 Solutions
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 6
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 7
- Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 8

**15 Minute Boost Sheets: A-Level Further Maths**

Short worksheets containing 5 knowledge recall questions, 1 short form question and one longer form question. The intention is that these take around 15 minutes to complete.

- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 1 Solutions
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 2 Solutions
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 3 Solutions
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 4 Solutions
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 5 Solutions
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 6
- Further Maths 15 Minute Boost Sheet 7

**Key Points Summaries and Examples**

Short documents with summaries of key points for given topics and key examples.

The annotated versions contain the annotations and solutions I wrote when working through this with my students.

**Miscellaneous Resources**

Versions Below:

GCSE

]]>My A-Level Christmas Calculated Colouring is now available (downloadable since the evening of the 12/12/22) – I am checking questions for any errors on the 13th so if you can avoid downloading till then you should!).

The file with questions can be downloaded here: Christmas Colouring 2022

It should be suitable for most Year 12 students given the topics of the questions but please check.

I hope your students enjoy it. There are of course still versions from previous years available.

**UPDATE: **Version with a few typos corrected and additions added in – thanks to Susan Whitehouse and GodsonMaths.

Many of you know that I had COVID earlier in the year and seem to have been strangely affected by it in terms of just how tired I am once I get in from school – consequently these are later than I had hoped, I’m sorry. I will add to this page as I publish resources and tweet when I do. The plan is a set of “practice” papers for AQA A-Level Maths and AQA A-Level Further Maths, a paper for OCR FSMQ and then some “Exam warmup” grids for use before the exams.

**“Predicted Content Exam Papers”**

- AQA AS-Level Maths Paper 1 (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 1 (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 1 v2 (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 2 (Solutions) Question 18 addendum, Question 6 addendum courtesy of Jack @TLMaths
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 3 (Solutions)

- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 1 (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 2 (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3 – Discrete (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3 – Mechanics (Solutions)
- AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3 – Statistics (Solutions)

**Warmup Grids**

- AQA AS-Level Maths Paper 1 Warmup
- AQA AS-Level Maths Paper 2 Warmup
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 1 Warmup
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 2 Warmup
- AQA A-Level Maths Paper 3 Warmup

I am one of the Work Group Leads (along with the great Vanessa Roper) for a new Research and Innovation Workgroup from the East Midlands West MathsHub. We are going to be looking any ways to improve students’ transition from GCSE to A-Level mathematics. There are some more details of this Work Group here: http://emwest.co.uk/gcse-to-a-level-transition-work-group/

As we want the work to be research informed, both from published sources and mini action research I am asking for your help…. We have two surveys – one teacher focussed and one student focussed. Please could you spare a few minutes to complete the teacher one and send the link to the student one to your students and encourage them to complete it.

Teacher Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/SmfxzPiuZd

Student Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/b8B6sLvzKL

Thanks a lot for your help with this!

Of course if you are based in the East Midlands it would be amazing if you could join us and take part – the first session is on the 2nd March.

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Solutions are here also.

As always please just message me if you notice any errors.

]]>Of course it is harder to ensure this is suitable for everyone but I hope it is suitable for the majority of Year 12s. It contains questions on complex numbers, matrices, transformations, dimensional analysis, conic sections amongst others.

If you want to use it please download it from here.

]]>This should be suitable for most Year 12students and includes questions on Coordinate Geometry, differentiation of polynomials, surds, indices, a small amount of trigonometry.

The file is available to download here: http://ifem.co.uk/files/christmas_colouring_2020.pdf

I hope your students enjoy it if you choose to use it. Please let me know of any mistakes. I’m also hoping to get a Further Maths one up later.

]]>By far the most successful have been my use of worksheets with some recall / do now questions, some examples and then some exercises.

For the examples I will screen record with voiceover me annotating the examples on my iPad. As I want to upload them to an assignment in Microsoft Teams I then have to compress the videos – this can also be done on the iPad (I use Vid Compressor – I have the paid version so there is no watermark on the videos). To write my worksheet I use Pages as there is decent LaTeX interpreter built in to format mathematics properly.

Below you can download the files for a complete Further Maths lesson on the nth roots of unity. Let me know what you think – I hate the sound of my own voice though!

I have had good completion rates with this style of work set, and I like the fact that if I want to I can do the whole workflow on my iPad Pro without resorting to getting out a laptop.

Not knowing when schools will be back I have so far planned out the next half terms worth of work on the basis that I could stick to this schedule whether I am physically in the classroom with the students or not. I have decided to do 1/5 revision of prior content and 4/5 new content (Every lesson will have some retrieval practice starter questions though). My plan for Maths and for Further Maths is as follows:

I will then supplement these with some exercise sets taken from textbooks for independent practice. The questions on my sheets will all be original.

I’m happy to make my files available if anyone would find them helpful – just let me know

]]>As a prelude to this I am sharing a desmos creation that was heavily inspired by something posted by Steve Phelps (@giohio ) over the Christmas break.

Here is my version that does something slightly different, with a couple of options. It can be found here.

As I’m also pretty passionate about empowering other teachers to create their own versions of things using technology I produced some step-by-step instructions for creating this.

These can be downloaded here.

For discussion tonight I’m interested in starting to look at the following questions:

- Would you use this kind of “interactive” when teaching the sketching of polar curves?
- Could it lead to any misconceptions?
- Do you think this would have a positive impact on student understanding?
- As a teacher would you want to be able to create this kind of interactive?
- Would the skills needed to create this be useful for students to learn?

Please try and join in the discussion tonight….

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