Mathematics Revision and Preparation

Knowledge Organisers for Maths can be found HERE

Paper 1

Non-calculator Paper

90 Minutes

80 Marks

Paper 2

Calculator Paper

90 Minutes

80 Marks

Paper 3

Calculator Paper

90 Minutes

80 Marks

Specification:

Specification

What content does this cover?

 

All content can be examined in any of the three papers, however, there are topics that more frequently appear on the non-calculator paper, these are:

 

Higher:

  • Surds

  • Exact trig values

  • Standard index form

  • Index laws

  • Cubic, trig, exponential and reciprocal graphs

  • Sequences

Foundation:

  • Standard index form

  • Solving equations

  • Percentage of an amount

  • Money problems

  • Inequalities

What content does this cover?

 

All content can be examined in any of the three papers. Paper 2 and Paper 3 are not assessing a student's ability to use a calculator, they are assessing their ability to use and apply correct mathematical procedures. They will not necessarily need a calculator for every question but it is advised they use the calculator when appropriate

 

Please refer to the specification for more detail regarding subject content.

How should I revise?

You cannot revise maths by reading about it. You have to actually do maths to revise it.

 

Use your KPI from your most recent PPE:

 

AMBER topics

This means you have some knowledge of this topic. REVISE THESE TOPICS FIRST

RED topics

You will probably need some help with these topics, speak to your teacher. 

GREEN topics

You know these but you need to keep going over them from time to time.


 

Key Revision Techniques:

  • Past papers - print these off and work through the questions - make sure you mark them.

  • Sparx Maths - use the codes provided on your KPI - watch the videos, answer the questions - make sure you mark it.

  • Buy or create Flash Cards of important formulae and rules that you need to know by heart - get someone to test you on these regularly.

  • Attend any revision or intervention classes that are on offer.

Resources

  • Past papers available here: Past Papers

  • Sparx Maths: Sparx Maths

  • Flash Cards available to buy via Parent Pay

  • If you need to focus on specific topics you can use ChatGPT to generate exam style questions.

Other useful resources

  • Corbett Maths has an extensive collection of videos and practice questions: Corbett Maths

  • More exam style  questions can be found here: Maths Genie