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Practice and best guess predicted papers for GCSE Maths, expanding to the new GCSE soon.
It's important to note that any predicted paper from any website is logical and systematic guess work at best and may not be the topics which come up on the actual exam. However, teachers have used their judgement in creating these papers from previous 'typical' topics and also through the process of elimination from paper 1. This is not to say if a topic came up on paper 1 that it can't come up on paper 2 in a different form.
For example standard form was presented as a calculation on paper 1 2016 Edexcel. This doesn't mean it won't appear on paper 2. You may be asked to do a different type of calculation, convert a number from standard form to an ordinary number or visa versa.
We currently do Edexcel Higher and OCR Foundation so the below papers match that. The worked solutions are now available.
*Paper 2 Edexcel predicted papers have been deliberately made to be twisty upon the valid request of my students.
*Warning* All papers are for practice and are a best guess. There is no guarentee any of the topics on the paper will come up.
EAL is often a subject many teachers in schools need or want inset on. From looking at my class lists this year I know I need to brush up on my skills. Many students particularly in the current climate are arriving in the UK all the time with limited to no English. Within my current school we immerse students with the language by placing them in higher ability sets for the language acquisition and many other support structures are put in place behind the scenes. It isn't however in my nature to just allow a student to sit there, despite the language barrier maths is a universal language. In our subject most EAL students who have been in education in other countries can often start seeing success quickly within Maths.
With #EdexcelMaths trending nationally and news stations across the UK interviewing students highlight what students deemed to be a particularly 'nasty' higher paper 1. Colin Hegarty and I have decided to do a joint post on ways to help motivate your students and get them back in the zone.