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AQA Core Maths 2017 Analyser

This is a post to share something that may be useful for teachers of AQA Core Maths who have mocks coming up.

For the last couple of years I have made my own QLA analysers for Sixth Form mocks I have done, but I haven’t routinely made them for Core Maths. The main reason I do this is because I like to have a whole qualification in one file as opposed to different analysers for each paper.

I have now done so for the 2017 sitting of AQA Core Maths.

There is a main headline page that displays paper marks, calculates grades based on the option selected (I do both grades from the official boundaries published by AQA and also inflated boundaries where I add a few marks to each grade). On this page you also paste in your students’ names in to the top row.

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As you can see above each paper then has a QLA page where question by question you enter the marks scored. On this page there is a brief description of the question topic, the maximum mark available and then space to enter data. This should all be validated and not allow you to enter a mark higher than the maximum mark available for a question, for example. The cells are then formatted on a sliding scale from red for 0 marks to green for full marks per question.

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If you think this would be helpfully then the file can be downloaded here.

AQA Core Maths Analyser 2017

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Circles – Summary Notes

To help with some revision my Year 12s were doing I have today just finished some summary notes and exercises (to be fair there are more questions than notes) on Circle Geometry.

They start from the basics as shown below:

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and then progress to the more difficult problem solving questions, such as determining the equation of a circle that passes through 3 points.

Feel free to use them and download from below:

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Questions with solutions

NB: This is my second post for #MathsWeekEngland. Check out their website here.

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It’s “Do not Reject” not “Accept”

Today I came across (unless I just haven’t noticed it before) the first thing I haven’t liked in the new style mark schemes for the AQA AS and A-Level Maths exams..

It’s this:

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I always make a really big thing about how you mustn’t say “accept” when talking about the null hypothesis as doing a hypothesis test doesn’t give any results information about the validity of life the null hypothesis.

Do you think I am being too pedantic here? I’d love to hear your thoughts?

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AQA Level 2 Further Maths Paper 2 Warm Up

Sorry, this is later than I would have liked…

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Download here.

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AQA Level 2 Further Maths Predicted Content for Paper 2

Here are some questions of predicted content for Monday’s paper 2.

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AQA Level 2 Further Maths Paper 1 Warmup

The first AQA Level 2 Further Maths exam is today. Here is my warmup sheet for it.

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The file is here.

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AQA A-Level Maths Paper 3 Warmup

It’s finally here…. the last of this year’s A-Level Warmup sheets. This one is for AQA Paper 3 (Statistics and Pure)

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The file (with solutions on page 2) can be found here. I hope it is useful.

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AQA A-Level Further Maths Paper 3 Warmup

My class are doing the Mechanics and Statistics applied options for the AQA Further Maths A-Level. because of this my warmup sheet is focussed on these two areas – sorry I didn’t have time to do one for each applied grouping. Next Year I shall make sure I have a sheet for each of the possible combinations. Sorry!!

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The sheet with solutions on Page 2 is available for you to use here.

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AQA Paper 2 Warmup

Here is the warmup for the AQA A-Level Maths Paper 2 exam tomorrow morning:

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Download the file (with solutions) here.

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AQA Paper 2 Pure Predicted Content

UPDATE: Full paper now up. Solutions by 8pm tonight if not earlier.

This is later than I had hoped, and in fact this is Version 1. I will be adding some extra questions tonight and solutions will be shared tomorrow.

As I have said previously I can’t predict what will or won’t turn up, or the kinds of questions on the pure components of AQA Paper 2 and 3 for A-Level Maths. I think it is likely that some topics not examined so far will come up, and the linked file contains some questions on these topics.

 

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The file is here if you want to use it.

 

Solutions here.