May 2016

June 2016 – Best Guess Paper 2

May 27th, 2016|Edexcel|

Below you will find out “Best guess” papers for the higher and foundation tiers for the LINEAR Edexcel Mathematics GCSE paper 2 after half term.   Just to reiterate what I’ve put on the front page of the paper, specifically the Higher tier – the paper is made up of [...]

Summer 2016 – Hit List

May 26th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Uncategorized|

To be honest I think last night/this morning was the MOST NERVOUS I have EVER been before an exam - for reasons unknown to me!. Overall I felt that paper 1 was fair - our "super group" in the main felt that they we well prepared and it gave them [...]

I’ll do my homework too!!

May 13th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Teaching|

Just a quickie that I thought I would share. I've been thinking about ways to motivate my "boy-heavy" year 10 group and for them to see the point of homework. I have an issue, in that I haven't yet found something that engages them enough to "want" to do the [...]

April 2016

Final Countdown

April 19th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Teaching, TES|

I’ve been a bit remiss with this blogging lark, for which you must forgive me. It’s that time of year when the focus has to be our year 11’s … actually I had a few days away at Easter and since we’ve been back at work I’ve been busy putting [...]

March 2016

Edexcel Warwick Conference 2016

March 24th, 2016|Edexcel|

Graham emailed out today (do I need to say Graham Cumming? surely its obvious who I mean?) with details about the Edexcel (or is it Pearson?) 6th Mathematics conference at Warwick (my old uni! no .. he didn't mention this in his email) on Saturday 2 July 2016. He also [...]

Grahams Marvellous Drawers

March 13th, 2016|Edexcel, Resources|

I've written about the delights you'll find in the cabinets on Edexcel's emporium before and recently Graham (weird how I only need to mention "Graham" and everyone knows who I mean!!)  emailed out some new booklets that have been made for "DIY type" questions and also one which I know [...]

January 2016

Edexcel GCSE Results Plus – NOV 2015

January 12th, 2016|Edexcel|

I have been inundated with requests for the "usual" ResultsPlus analysis sheets for the November 2015 paper - we didn't have any students entered for the Foundation tier (we did have an external candidate for the Higher tier) but with "a little help from my friends" (thanks Craig Jeavons .. [...]

STICKY! 9-1 Exam questions by topic – BOTH TIERS

January 3rd, 2016|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Resources, WJEC|

The below are all the questions collated by topic that appear on BOTH TIERS from the below samples and specimens: AQA – Sample Assessment Material, Practice set 1 and 2 OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and set 2. [...]

December 2015

STICKY! 9-1 Exam questions by topic – HIGHER TIER – version 2

December 21st, 2015|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, WJEC|

The below are all the HIGHER TIER questions collated by topic from: AQA – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 and 2  OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and Specimen set 2. WJEC Eduqas – Sample Assessment Material [...]

November 2015

An early Christmas pressie

November 29th, 2015|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, WJEC|

You may remember that I did some work collecting questions "by topic" on the new SAMs and practice paper. Well ... now I know that I should have sought permission to use them from the exam boards (I have to say in my defence that it didn't occur to me [...]