I have developed a database driven website which shares past papers, markschemes and my own ‘write outs’ for most Edexcel modules in mathematics and further mathematics: jped Exam Bucket I use this mostly as a resource for my own teaching; using it I can lay my hands of exam questions and solutions of different types …
FP3 2014 gives students the chance to prove the surface area of a sphere is 4 pi r squared. Interestingly four time the area of a cross section through the centre and the derivative of the volume. Pupils with strong maths general knowledge from GCSE would know what is coming. TOP TIP do as much …
TOP TIP: Root three in this Further Pure 2 exam betrays presence of 30 or 60 degree angles in this complex numbers question. All maths students should know exact values of 30, 45 and 60 degree angles – they come up so much. See my exam bucket http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php, for this FP2 2014 and many others.
Mechanics 2 angle of dangle top tip – don’t try and draw your shape at the dangle, instead, add an oblique vertical after. This example is from Edexcel Mechanics 2 June 2014. For this exam write out and others see: http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php.
Carr’s Synopsis – 19th century text for self taught geniuses – marks out this A-star topic for I/GCSE maths hopefuls.
IGCSE and GCSE exams are upon us – time to let loose write outs for the most recent papers to help with final revision and checking. Are these getting harder or am I getting thicker? Files chucked in my exam bucket at http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php
Mechanics 1, June 2007 paper, now written out and available at http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/examfiles/M1Sum07W.pdf