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Mixed Results from November GCSE Exams?

January 25, 2011 1 comment

Anecdotally, we’re hearing that students had a mixed experience with the new AQA GCSE Maths Unit exams last November.

Some of the AO3 questions tripped up a significant number of students and it was tough for Higher and Foundation candidates to achieve full marks on some AO2 questions.

But practice makes closer-to-perfect, and Longman AQA GCSE Maths is full of support for polishing AO2 and AO3 skills. Take a look at this ‘AOk’ page from Unit 1 in our Middle Sets Student Book:

 

 

 

Middle Sets (E to B) Unit 1 AO practice. Click here to download a PDF of this page

 

The next opportunity for exam entry is 7 March for Unit 1 and 9 March for Unit 2.

Don’t forget that students can now only resit a Unit once!

January AQA Functional Maths exam approaching – download FREE practice paper!

January 13, 2011 Leave a comment

First of all, welcome back to all our subscribers and readers!  The school year is well and truly underway – we hope you all had a refreshing break, before mayhem was unleashed again?

Here’s something early on the agenda this year: the January sitting of the AQA Functional Maths exam. Don’t let your students be caught out on 26th January: the new Functional Maths exams have proved tricky for the unprepared.

Download a free Level 2 Practice paper:

FREE AQA Functional Maths Practice Exam Paper Level 2. Click to download.

This paper includes all the data sheets at the back in a handily compiled “Data Book”, as will happen in the exam:

 

Since we at Longman always strive to be helpful, click here for one page of guidance on pre-release of data sheets.  And click here for the mark scheme.

Additional practical papers and  practice questions and guidance and lesson plans – in fact all the tools a teacher needs to teach AQA Functional Maths – can be found at this link.