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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!

Countdown to 2012: your FREE Olympic maths poster!

500 days to go to the big event (actually, 489 days as we write)…

Here’s your free classroom poster, with a map of all the London venues and some Maths activities built in.  These are at GCSE Grade D/C, and Functional Maths Level 2 – covering ratio,  map scales, and distance-speed-time:

Practise some Olympic maths, and help Boris find his bearings... Click to download.

Are your students adapting to the new GCSE maths question styles?

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

With two more AQA GCSE Maths 2010 Unit papers taken this week, are your students feeling more confident with AO2 and AO3 questions?

If you’re looking for a bit more practice on sequences and proof for Unit 2 Higher, here’s a FREE Topic Test from our AQA GCSE Maths Assessment Pack.

And here are the answers

Free AQA GCSE Algebra Practice Paper

February 17, 2011 2 comments

Squeezing in before or after your half-term, we thought you might like to have some extra practice material for AQA GCSE Maths 4360 Unit 2.

The Unit 2 exam is on 9 March. Don’t forget this is a non-calculator paper.

Our Longman AQA GCSE Maths series is full of support for the whole specification, with particular focus on the new question types AO2 and AO3.

Click on the image for free Unit 2 Higher Practice Paper pdf

And here are the Unit 2 Practice Paper answers – enjoy!

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!

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!

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!