Best Guess Papers .. yeah right!

EDIT: F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME PRACTICE PAPERS BETWEN PAPER 2 AND PAPER 3 …YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS POST

I bet that blog title got your attention … you may well be disappointed!

We aren’t producing “best guess” papers or predicted papers this year BUT what we are doing is more practice questions than you can shake a stick at. Me and Seager sat down and agreed a load of questions/topics and he wanted to produce a “Bumper” practice paper but they were mahoosive so I’ve produced 3 different papers (with mark-schemes and examiners reports) using Edexcel’s exam wizard for each tier and we’re calling them “between papers” practice papers … catchy eh?

Note that there is only one higher tier here at the minute as I want to add some more top end topics in to them so they’ll be up tomorrow afternoonish.

As usual .. they may or may not be useful for additional practice over the half term break and we’ll be emailing them out to parents, adding to the school VLE and printing and physically handing copies to some of our students!

Foundation Bumper “between papers” practice papers for the Summer 2017 9-1 GCSE

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 1 – QUESTIONS

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 1 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 2 – QUESTIONS

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 2 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 3 – QUESTIONS

Foundation – Bumper Practice Set 3 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

Higher Bumper “between papers” practice papers for the Summer 2017 9-1 GCSE

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 1 – QUESTIONS

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 1 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 2 – QUESTIONS

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 2 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 3 – QUESTIONS

Higher – Bumper Practice Set 3 – MARKSCHEME AND EXAMINERS REPORTS

 

On a personal note… I did it! I sat the exam today with our year 11. To sum it up: -> TOUGH but I knew it would be – it was pretty much as expected apart from the last question which was ridiculous but I loved it … I didn’t get it right though! I’ll write more about the experience on the weekend but it was brilliant to do … Now is not the time to mull over paper 1 we need to move on but I promise I will write it up ….. I’m knackered and need sleep!!

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28 Comments

  1. Jill Greenwood May 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Thank you so much for this; and for everything that you do to support maths teaching generally! I wish I had half of your energy!!

  2. Sue Sim May 26, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Well done Mel, you are so brave! Thanks for the practice questions, saved me loads of work, don’t know how I would manage without all you do for us!

  3. Anonymous May 26, 2017 at 8:40 am

    You are unbelievable!Thanks for this as a non specialist your blog keeps me going.

  4. […] Just maths best guess papers and mark schemes both higher and foundation  […]

  5. Anonymous May 26, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Looking at the Foundation and Higher papers from yesterday – what happened to ‘crossover marks? I cannot see any 🙁

  6. Ailsa Harding May 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

    As ever Mel, you are a total legend. Thanks for doing this, Ailsa

  7. JustMathsMel May 26, 2017 at 10:01 am

    there are .. scatter graphs, pythag, product of prime factors … haven’t looked properly

  8. Anonymous May 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thank you Mel! This is a great resource to have!! 🙂

  9. Liz Wife May 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Is there the examiners report and markscheme for Higher Bumper set 1? The link seems to go to Foundation again?
    Thank you so much for doing these, very useful!

  10. Rich May 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This is great. Thank you! Did you accidentally upload the Foundation Mark Scheme instead of the Higher Practise Set 1 Mark Scheme?

  11. admin May 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Yeah will correct P5 when I’ve finished teaching for the day 😳

  12. JustMathsMel May 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    done

  13. Ash May 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for these !

  14. Anonymous May 27, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Awesome Mel took me 18 minutes to do the last question on P1

  15. JustMathsMel May 27, 2017 at 10:17 am

    glad its not just me then!

  16. John May 28, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Do you know of any places to find super hard questions like the one at the end of the paper 1?

    I’ve not been able to find any other super hard questions like that within the scope of the GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Syllabus – especially not in the problem solving style? It’s really frustrating because I have some borderline 8/9 students that could do questions like the last but get intimidated – i want to give them some practice so they know not to give up! If you could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.

  17. admin May 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Try a core 1 or core 2 A level textbook

  18. Ben May 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    is paper two and three calculator then paper 1 is without?

  19. admin May 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

    They’re all just topics that didn’t come up in paper 1 and so because papers 2 and 3 are calculator I’d use one for all three papers

  20. Mark May 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you very much, on 3rd attempt after 20 minutes hammered final question. It is ridiculous.

    Did not think rest of paper as hard as Mock papers that had been published, What do others think?

  21. admin May 31, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I thought the progression in difficulty made more sense than the mocks. It was as expected … no major surprises.

  22. Mrs Hustler June 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Love your comment style

  23. Tina June 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Sorry if this is obvious – but are these for AQA or Edexcel?

  24. JustMathsMel June 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Edexcel

  25. Jonothan June 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    im very disappointed mel 🙁

  26. Ali Mo June 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

    im not sure which papers are calculator or non-calculator. Could you please tell me which ones are and are not. Thanks

  27. JustMathsMel June 8, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    why?

  28. JustMathsMel June 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    all of the above papers were in preparation for paper 2 which is a calculator paper … so all are calculator papers if that makes sense!

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