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Linear AQA GCSE Maths: no sweat!

July 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The ‘news’ that all GCSE maths courses taught from September 2012 are to be linear, won’t be a problem for your AQA resourcing with Longman!

Longman’s AQA GCSE Maths series has, from the start, come with Linear Schemes of Work alongside the Modular SoWs – all free on our website!

Our very popular textbooks are structured around the Modular Units, but when you transfer to AQA’s Linear spec, you’ll find it really easy to adjust your teaching order for Linear.

If you’re already well into using our resources with AQA Linear, do please leave us a comment below!


AQA GCSE Maths Unit 1 Practice Paper FREE!

April 20, 2011 18 comments

Longman’s new  AQA GCSE Maths series includes a really useful Assessment Pack. Covering AQA’s Linear and Modular specifications, the content includes:

  • Course entry tests
  • Chapters tests for the Longman Foundation Sets, Middle Sets and Higher Sets Student Books
  • Linear and Modular Practice Papers
  • Resit Papers for Linear and Modular

Ahead of the Unit 1 Higher exam next term (on 13 June), here’s a free Practice Paper for your students:

Click to download the paper as a PDF

And here is the Mark Scheme .  Let us know what you think – comment is also free!

GCSE Maths 1-year Schemes of Work – FREE!

February 14, 2011 2 comments

With first certification of the new AQA GCSE Maths in June 2012, one-year courses will be starting this September.

Whether you’re following the AQA Linear spec 4365 or the Modular 4360, we have already prepared Schemes of Work for you! Our Longman AQA GCSE Maths resources are ideal for:

  • All abilities: Higher D to A*, Middle E to B, Foundation G to C
  • Linear and Modular: a single textbook for the course

Click on the image below to get the Higher Sets Linear Scheme of Work.

Speedy route to GCSE

All the others are also FREE on our website. Let us know how you get on!

After the AQA GCSE Maths Unit 1 exam, download FREE algebra tests for Unit 2

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

You’ve probably seen the recent Unit 1 exam paper for the new AQA GCSE Maths, with 50% of the marks coming from AO2 and AO3 questions.

Watch a short video about this big change from Series Editor Glyn Payne:

Glyn Payne explains the problem-solving involved in the new AQA GCSE Maths spec. Click to play.

Our new resources Longman AQA GCSE Mathematics  provides a stack of practice for AO2 and AO3, as well as helping students secure their basic maths for AO1.

In particular, there are Practice Papers (for both modular and linear) in the  Practice Books that cover the full ability range: Foundation Sets, Middle Sets, Higher Sets plus the special ‘G to F’ and ‘A to A*’  Books. In addition, the Assessment Pack includes Chapter Tests and more Practice Papers.

Moving on to Unit 2 Number and Algebra, download three Free Chapter Tests for ‘Basic Algebra’:

Higher sets: (grades D to A*)

Middle sets: (grades E to B)

Foundation sets: (grades G to C)

And here are the Answers to all three tests – think we’ve got the right ones this time!

AQA Maths prize draw September winners

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

All teacher-subscribers to this blog are entered in a monthly prize draw. The first £20 Amazon vouchers of the new school year have gone to 5 lucky teachers across the UK. 

Is it Sherlock that’s captured teachers’ attention?

Or is it the rather more serious sequence of videos about the new spec and its challenges?

Let us know by posting a comment here!

AQA GCSE Maths whiteboard software made easy!

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment


AQA GCSE Maths ActiveTeach demo - well worth a look! Click to view

Our ActiveTeach whiteboard software is a very popular component of Longman AQA GCSE Mathematics. Much more than a ‘textbook on screen’ – and not a subscription product! – ActiveTeach for AQA GCSE Mathematics 2010 includes:

  • Over 40 BBC Active videos
  • Interactive Grade Studio for AO2 and AO3 problem-solving practice
  • Class Tracker to record your classes’ progress
  • ‘Watch the examiner’ videos that give insight into exam marks
  • Exam Cafe with lots of revision guidance and support for students

Now we’ve made a nifty Beginners Guide that walks you through AQA GCSE Maths ActiveTeach key features (make yourself a cuppa – it’s about 9 minutes long because there’s so much to show you!!). Click here  or on the image above to start.

All About Maths textbooks

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s interesting to see that AQA have added a ‘textbooks’ tab to their GCSE maths website to help you ‘find and buy resources you need for teaching [the] new Maths qualifications from September’.

And to complete the Longman resources we’ve just published our Assessment Pack:

All this for only £149.99!

 This straightforward and comprehensive pack gives you:

  • Course entry tests
  • Chapter tests – every chapter in each of our 3 Student Books
  • Practice Papers – modular and linear
  • Resit Papers – ditto
  • Mark Schemes for all the Papers
  • Class Progress Charts (on the CD-ROM in the pack) for you to keep track of students’ progress