So the waiting is over and we’ve seen the first of the new GCSE papers. What did you all think?
My school uses EDEXCEL so what follows is based on my reading of paper 1 of the EDEXCEL GCSE.
This is the list of topics (still a long one!) I’ve told my staff to maybe focus revision on for the next 2 papers. Question spotting this is not and that would be fraught with dangers with being only a third of the way through rather than half way though and the sheer uncertainties associated with this new specification.
For foundation (and you are pushing for a 4 or a 5) I’d really revise the following…
For Higher tier, revise everything on the foundation list as well as…
These lists are by no means exhaustive and I take absolutely no responsibility for their accuracy and to be honest, are they a great deal of help? There is still loads they could answer questions on and they may even cover a topic twice?!
I’ve scoured the paper 2 and 3s of the two sets of specimen papers EDEXCEL have produced and collected together (grouped by number, algebra, ratio & proportion, shape and handling data/probability) questions the cover things that may not have been covered in paper 1). When paper 2 comes out, I’ll trim further – we may be able to do a little bit of question spotting then?
I’ve done a higher and foundation booklet. I haven’t created these questions myself – just taken them from what EDEXCEL have provided so you’ll have seen these before but it may give some indication.
Let me know if you think I’ve missed anything from the lists above and let me know what you thought of yesterdays exams. Have a great half term and good luck with the final half term.
REVISION QUESTIONS FOR PAPERS 2 and 3 FOUNDATION (word version)
REVISION QUESTIONS FOR PAPERS 2 and 3 FOUNDATION (PDF version)
REVISION QUESTIONS FOR PAPERS 2 and 3 HIGHER (word version)
REVISION QUESTIONS FOR PAPERS 2 and 3 HIGHER (PDF version)