St Alban's High School

Mathematics Department - Student Page

 
A - Level              Enrichment and Challenge inc Step and AEA            Core Maths

Preparing For AS level

This booklet contains all the topics you need to be able to answer confidently before beginning the A-level course in order to enable you to achieve high grades (Answers Included) - Click here

MathedUp has pulled together Video Tutorials and Exam Questions to help you prepare yourself for A-Level maths. The key topics from GCSE have been chosen that you should feel confident with in order to be successful in the modules you complete at AS-Level - Click here [@MathedUp]

The Maths Teacher has tutorials, notes and an exercise on all of the key topics for AS Maths including some pre-course material - Click here  [@Themathsteach]

A-Level

At St Alban's all pupils are entered for the AQA exam board for the A-Level Examinations - Syllabus      Formulae Booklet

My go to site has to be www.examsolutions.net as this has an extensive set of well constructed and organised tutorials - AQA Tutorials
It is well worth looking at the Edexcel section [Note: Some Core 1 topics might be on Core 2 and vice versa] as this has exam papers on the right with videos showing worked solutions - Click here

 

Making connections - Teaching Resources

Underground Maths - Click here

Mathematics is a coherent and connected enterprise. To reflect this we have organised our resources along a system of thematic tube lines.

These resources support teachers in the classroom. They help students build firm foundations for mathematical understanding by connecting ideas and developing techniques

 

                   

 


Content and Revision Videos
 

Module Content and Video Links Tutorials Resources Exam Papers Facts not on Formula Sheet Revision Notes
Core 1 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Topic Worksheets
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Harder Practice Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Core 2 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Topic Worksheets
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Harder Practice Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Core 3 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials  - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Topic Worksheets
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Harder Practice Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Core 4 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials  - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Topic Worksheets
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Harder Practice Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
             
Mechanics 1 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Mechanics 2 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Mechanics 3
 
MathedUp - Revision Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
   
             
Further Pure 1 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
  Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Further Pure 2 Content and Links MathedUp - Revision
Exam Solutions Tutorials
Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Textbook Revision Notes v2
Further Pure 3 Content and Links   Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Textbook Revision Notes v2
Further Pure 4   MathedUp - Revision
Matrices Course
Teacher Resources AQA Exam Papers Textbook  
             
Decision 1 Content and Links
 
MathedUp - Revision
Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
Facts to Remember Revision Notes v1
Revision Notes v2
Decision 2 Content and Links
 
MathedUp - Revision Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
   
             
Statistics 1 Content and Links
 
MathedUp - Revision
Teach Yourself - Jack Brown
Exam Solutions Tutorials

Hegarty Tutorials - Edexcel
Teacher Resources
Exam Questions by Topic
AQA Exam Papers
Other Exam Papers
  Revision Notes v2

Supporting Resources

AQA Website: AS/A2 Exam Papers  Syllabus 6360 Grade Boundaries 2005 - 2016 Specification Maths Enrichments Tasks
Easy Access Exam Papers & Mark Schemes Formula Booklet Things Not in Formula Book Further Maths Enrichment Tasks

AQA A-level Maths & Further Maths Exam Questions By Topic
A really useful spreadsheet allowing you to search by module, chapter and topic - Click here
This is a comprehensive list of AQA A-level exam questions; over 1000 questions - complete set of Jan-06 to Jan-11 for C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, M2, D1, FP1, FP2, FP3, over 100 with links to full written solutions (not just mark schemes).

AS and A2 Crib Sheets

These crib sheets from www.dotmaths.com are really nice.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Silver Bronze Papers
These Core and applied papers are not actual exam papers.  They have been put together so that the Bronze papers are made up of the questions students found easier, the gold ones contain all the questions students found really hard and the the silver ones are made up of the questions that were somewhere in between. You may find that some of the questions are quite similar in a paper (which obviously wouldn't happen in a real paper), but they are a really good way to see how you are getting on with the module. I suggest you start with a bronze and work your way up to gold - Click here

Edexcel Papers

Here you will find the past papers from the Edexcel examination which can be used for additional practice - Click here

Old AQA Papers

Additional Exam Questions from the Previous Syllabus [Pure 5 contains additional Further Pure 3 Questions] - Click here

Videos

Hegarty Maths has an excellent set of videos which are easy to access [These are made for Edexcel so some topics might be in a different module compared to AQA] - Click here
The Further Maths Centre has a series of videos covering the Further Pure Modules - Click here
The Further Maths Centre has a selection of their online tutorials which have been recorded, you need to select keep and click on the link at the bottom and then select play - Click here
A massive selection of videos covering all topics (All Sciences as well) can be found at the Khan Academy [A little searching might be necessary]: for the Maths Index - Click here

Challenge and Enrichment

Challenging Questions involving A-Level Maths

These papers use the C1 to C4 content but are designed to challenge the most able - Click here
Hungarian Maths Problems - The different sets were entrance examinations for different majors, such as engineering or mathematics - Click here
Some interesting questions only requiring AS Maths but more thought provoking can be found here with the Oxford Physics Aptitude Tests Maths section - Click here

MEI Produce regular problems for those who like a challenge - Click here

Preparing for STEP or AEA Papers

The Step Papers going back to 1987can be found if you Click here      AEA Papers can be found if you Click here
Worked Solutions for STEP and AEA papers are best found at Integral Website - Click here 
STEP, AEA and MAT papers divided by topic - Click here
[The Cambridge website can be found if you - Click here but the solutions are in outline only and a bit condescending imo!]
Students planning on pursuing Maths based courses at University or sitting the STEP papers would benefit from these modules compiled by NRICH - Click here
Challenging Worked examples (The Question Locker link) and support for STEP questions can be found at www.whitegroupmaths.com 

Beyond the Curriculum

 

Numberphile Videos: A superb range of videos - Click here or go here
Sixty Symbols Videos: Cool videos about physics and astronomy - Click here

Objectivity Videos: Videos about Cool objects - Click here
Great summary 
				document of suggestions for sources and ideas for exploring 
				maths beyond the curriculum - Click here
Enrichment Activities and Ideas - Click here

Fancy something very substantial? Think about one of our challenging open investigations. These will take time and you will need to pose your own questions and make your own mathematical discoveries - Click here

Conway's Game of Life - A beginners Guide - Click here and a summary of some of the key facts - Click here 

This collection contains all twelve issues of the iSquared magazine which are edited by Sarah Shepherd whose aim is to bring together a collection of articles that reflects the wide range of modern-day applications of mathematics. Many people are unaware that maths is more than just abstract concepts, inaccessible to all but those with a university education in the subject. In fact, mathematics can be appreciated by everyone.  Each magazine contains regular news items, a mathematical histories feature, puzzles, book reviews and the life of a great mathematician as well as special articles on cryptography, crowd dynamics, string theory, neuroscience, aerodynamics, mathematical finance, environmental modelling, operational research, public transportation, relativity, game theory and medical imaging, to name just a few of the topics - Click here

Software

Ma+hs Card APP: The A-level app contains all of the really useful pure maths formulae you get on the printed cards, but with the added advantage of having it available on your mobile at the touch of a button, making it ideal for home and revision use. Just like the printed card, the mathscard® app is completely free of charge and, even better, works on over 150 different devices - For more information - Click here

You can download for FREE the software GeoGebra for Algebraic and Geometric Topics – Click here

Core Maths

The Core Maths support centre has lots of categorised resources - Click here

Items that can be used to provoke mathematical questions. Particularly useful for students studying Core Maths - Click here

Nuffield Mathematics resources can be used to support teaching of the new Core Maths qualifications. For each of the six qualifications, we have provided a spreadsheet containing links to the most relevant resources for each section - Click here

AQA Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Practice Papers - Click here