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.


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.


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

AQA Core Maths Analyser 2017


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:


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:


Questions with solutions

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


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:


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?


AQA Level 2 Further Maths Paper 2 Warm Up

Sorry, this is later than I would have liked…


Download here.


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.


The file is here.


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.


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!!


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


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.


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.



The file is here if you want to use it.


Solutions here.