It seems that paper 3 is probably the hardest of all of the papers. There’s only 18 questions in the Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Calculator Paper 3, but other than the first few, they are all fairly difficult. Although, with good revision practice, you can do it.
Here’s a link to the Edexcel GCSE paper: Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Calculator Paper 3
Here’s the link to the hand written worked answers: Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Calculator Paper 3 WORKED ANSWERS
Here’s a link to the mark scheme: Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Calculator Paper 3 MARK SCHEME
I would image that, once you’ve completed all the other geography, history, English etc, exams you’ll really want to just get the final paper completed and take a break.That’s perfectly understandable but, in the meantime you need to keep trying – it’ll be over soon :-).
As with all these posts aim for around an hour’s revision per video. It’s too early to get the information from my YouTube channel, but I hope that students are spending longer and taking their time to work through each of the questions.
Don’t just watch all the way through!
Revision should be active and, if you’re not sure about anything, please do post a comment or ask your teacher. The revision cards in The Ultimate Maths Survival Guide can help to jog your memory although, there’s nothing like working through some similar questions. In fact here’s absolutely the best advice for revising thoroughly:
- Test yourself by working through similar questions
- Make flashcards to help you retain the information
- Work through similar questions
- Make more flashcards (even on the same topic)
There’s some great resources available through school, a tutoring centre, of course 3minutemaths.co.uk, or some excellent study guides from Amazon. But none of them will help unless you test yourself and make flashcards repeatedly.GCSE Maths Higher In a Week (Letts GCSE 9-1 Revision Success)
GCSE Maths Foundation In a Week (Letts GCSE 9-1 Revision Success)
GCSE Maths Higher Practice Test Papers (Letts GCSE 9-1 Revision Success)
|Questions 1 - 5||- area of a trapezium|
- area of a circle
- exchange rates
- fibonacci sequence
- data from a graph
- water meter question
|Questions 6 - 11||- LCM|
- lowest common multiple
- cumulative frequency
- standard form
- factorising inequalities
- quadratic formula
|Questions 12 - 15||- Venn diagrams|
|Questions 16 - 18||- surface area|
- exponential growth
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