In this post we’re aiming to revise AQA Maths Past Paper - Foundation Paper 2. The paper is calculator based although please do show your working - even the fairly obvious calculations. This will help the examiner to award as many marks as possible and it could give you a higher grade. Here’s a link to download the question paper: AQA GCSE Maths Foundation Paper … [Read more...]

## Edexcel Maths Past Papers – Foundation 3 – with video solutions

In this post we’re looking at the Edexcel Maths Past Papers – Foundation 3 - this involves using a calculator to answer (some) of the questions. It’s a good idea to pause the video, try each of the questions, and then compare your solution. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Revise Edexcel GCSE Maths Foundation Paper 3 … [Read more...]

## How to enlarge a shape by scale factor

How to enlarge a shape by scale factor is one of those GCSE questions that you don't really think you'll ever need.. I guess, like a lot of math, it's just whether you are involved in that employment area. Enlargement of shapes is very important if you work in design, architecture, city landscapes, modelling or any area that requires a scale model first. The whole idea of … [Read more...]

## GCSE practice papers

Here's a range of older curriculum GCSE practice papers. View YouTube videos here for new 9-1 grade. I'll add the answer papers soon, although I'm sure you're working through plenty of practice exam papers. Here's 6 tips to help you answer maths word problems and developing independent learning skills. You never know, you might be heading for one of 10 seriously brilliant … [Read more...]

## How to develop independent learning skills

Hmm .. there's a lot of information online about the value of independent learning skills Most would argue that it's a vital component of a students education. Consequently there's some really good advice about developing independent learning skills, such as setting time aside, variety of work, short meaningful goals etc. However I thought it might be useful to break … [Read more...]