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    This thread is designated for all past papers, mark schemes, examiners' reports and other examination material requests. Please refrain from making new threads, as these will be merged into here to ensure that requests will be noticed as quickly as possible. You may search for existing material within this thread and a list of relevant links is given below.

    Comprehensive maths papers and links

    Science past papers thread.

    Those threads are now closed, so make new requests for maths and science past papers in this thread.


    You may find this post useful if you're searching for something structured.

    These are the websites for the main exam boards GCSE and GCE AS/A2 level:
    AQA - GCSEs
    AQA - GCE AS only subjects
    AQA - GCE AS/A2
    - Past papers, specifications(click search).
    - NOTE - for past papers click 'Assesment Material' at the top of the subject page

    Edexcel
    - Sample papers, specifications, student guides, some helpful study papers

    OCR
    - Specifications, some helpful guides

    WJEC - GCE AS/A2
    WJEC - GCSE
    WJEC - All

    AEA specifications:
    Biology AEA
    Chemistry AEA
    Physics AEA



    A-LEVEL MATHS RESOURCES
    Credit to sohanshah

    post found here
    A Level Edexcel Maths Resources

    Core

    C1

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2005.
    Solomon Papers A-L
    Practice Papers
    Solution Bank

    C2

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2005.
    Solomon Papers A-L
    Practice Papers
    Solution Bank

    C3

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2005.
    Solomon Papers A-L
    Elmwood Press Papers A-L
    Practice Papers
    Solution Bank

    C4

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2005.
    Solomon Papers A-L
    Elmwood Press Papers A-L
    Practice Papers
    Solution Bank


    Further Pure

    FP1

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2002.
    Solomon Papers A-H
    Delphis Papers 1-10

    FP2

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2002.
    Solomon Papers A-H
    Delphis Papers 1-10

    FP3

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2002.
    Solomon Papers A-H
    Delphis Papers 1-10


    Mechanics

    M1

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2001.
    Solomon A-L

    M2

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2001.
    Solomon A-F

    M3

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2001.
    Solomon A-F
    Delphis papers 1-10

    M4

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2002.

    M5

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2002.



    Statistics

    S1

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2001.
    Solomon A-L
    Delphis Papers 1-10
    Solution bank

    S2

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2001.
    Solomon A-F
    Delphis Papers 1-10

    S3

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2005.
    Solomon A-F

    S4

    Most/All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2005.



    Decision

    D1

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from January 2001.
    Solomon A-F
    Solution bank

    D2

    All the Papers and Mark Schemes from June 2002.
    Solomon A-F



    Miscellaneous

    Examiners' reports from January 2005.
    All the Specimen Papers and their respective MS's.
    Specification
    Formula Booklet

    For P1-P6; S5-S6 and M6, use the contact me tab.

    Contact Me

    You can PM me here.
    Alternatively you can contact me here.



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    Past Papers, Material and Requests Thread (Now For A Levels, IB and GCSE)

    Previous Threads:

    Maths Past Papers
    Science Past Papers

    With all these exams coming up, I see many people constantly asking for the same papers again and again and again, and as you may probably have experienced, those of us trying to help are getting slightly frustrated with having to repeat the same stuff again and again to different people who can’t be bothered to read a few posts up to see whether they can find the answer to their question. Now I’ve decided to make a small and humble guide to the steps that you should take first before asking/posting for any papers at all.

    If you want to get help in any particular subject or talk about particular subjects, please visit this thread which tells you how to get to each subject's forum.

    For information about UMS marking and UMS conversion schemes for different exams, please refer to this excellent post here which shows how the UMS gradation system works. For further information about UMS, you can always contact the individual Exam Boards for help.

    There is a website, made by a TSR member, which also helps you understand what your grades mean and how they compare to everyone else's grades in the country. This can be found here.

    This post is an excellent guide for anyone who is having difficulty revising for their exams and want help on any tips and techniques they may want to learn about.

    This programme enables you to calculate your UMS and Raw Marks from data you may have readily available. It is an excellent Calculator, but please note that it will only give you approximations.


    Here's a guide on how to search and obtain a paper effectively. These guidelines are set out to help you, not to hinder you so please keep to them as best as possible:


    1. If you’re looking for the newer papers, i.e. those that have just been done, like Jan 2008 papers by the time when this was written, or in summer asking for June 2008 papers, think about it again. Do you really think it is possible that exam boards are going to publish their exam material that fast after the exam? I don’t think so. The only way you are going to get them is if anybody can get any extra papers off their school and scan them and put them up. I really doubt anybody will go through all that hassle in order to post a few papers up on the net. So if anyone of us DO have that paper, don’t worry we WILL post it up, it’s not that we are trying to hide these papers from you, if nobody has it, then please don’t ask for it. Exam boards will release these papers 9 months after either the exams or the publishing of the results. It would help if everyone can link and ask for papers using the same format. this makes it easer to search for these papers for other people.

    The format used is as stated:

    • Paper Name e.g. 6665
    • Exam Board e.g. Edexcel
    • Subject e.g. Mathematics
    • Module e.g. Core 3
    • Date e.g. DD-MM-YYYY or 9th June 2008


    If you cannot state some of the points, please try to state as many of the others as possible.

    2. Please do not ask for non-existing papers, i.e. Jan 2008 FP2 and FP3.

    3. Now looking for the papers, it will be a good idea to start looking for the papers using the search function incorporated in TSR. Write the name and year of the paper you’re looking for in the search box and chances are you are going to find a list of links that might lead you to the right paper. That saves time and effort for both you and us. The TSR search function looks like this or like the following . Both can be used to search TSR for past papers or their owners. Recently, people have started to make TSR Wiki pages about past-papers and their loactions. These can be accessed and found using the search funtion too. The TSR Wiki is a valuable resource and is worth looking at before posting for a paper in the forum. Chances are, your paper will be linked to a site on a Wiki page.

    4. If you HAVE searched and still can’t find it, then chances are it might be on one of these pages,

    AS/A2
    AS/A2

    a)http://www.freeexampapers.com/ - This is a pretty good website, it contains many papers, not only limited to A level but also to many other resources and materials for other international exams. (Note: The website database is being shared around recently so be wary.)

    b)http://www.thepaperbank.co.uk/ - this is also a good website contains papers from mixed boards for mixed subjects, the Physics and Chemistry are mainly OCR and the Maths are Edexcel if I remember correctly. The papers do have an annoying downloaded from the paperbank.co.uk watermark, however it doesn’t interfere with working on the paper. If that causes too much problem, then tough…

    c)http://www.freewebs.com/sohanshah/ - Sohan’s website as for now, it is still waiting to be updated in summer with the rest of the papers we got, and since now it’s only sohan who’s working on it, please do allow for some mistakes, we are all humans and can make mistakes, but as for now most of the maths papers are on that site if you need them. Hopefully we shall be able to merge two websites by the end of summer to make it a slightly bigger one, but it’s still pending. Sohan welcomes any volunteers to help maintain the website.

    d)http://eiewebvip.edexcel.org.uk/pastpapers/ - although it has many papers missing, most of them are the recent ones from the past three years. I expect this to improve in the following years. This website is for Edexcel Exams only.

    e)http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa.php - For AQA find your exam/qualification name and find a button to the left which reads assessment material, you should find again the past three years exam papers there.

    f)http://www.ocr.org.uk/pastpapermaterials/ - pretty much straightforward site where again you can find most of the past year materials. However the annoying thing with OCR is that they sometimes have to remove some pictures due to copyright reasons.

    g)http://mathspapers.co.uk/index.html - has the more recent Maths Papers for Edexcel, AQA and OCR. Temperamental site at times and known to go offline randomly but viscerally brilliant.

    h)http://www.alevelpapers.co.uk/index.php/edexcel/ - contains links to some brilliant sites that hold Edexcel Past Papers for Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths. The links are old and are not updated any longer.

    i)http://math.mdsalih.com/Data/index.php? - Not updated any longer, but contains all Maths Past Papers for Edexcel upto and including the 2005 series.

    j)http://www.blackpapers.info/ - Forum with hundreds of past papers. Somewhat dodgy website though.

    k)http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0&postcount=63 A collection of Physics and Chemistry Papers. Also Maths Papers here.

    l)http://www.latifsnotes.co.nr/ - A website, no longer updated, containing past Nuffield Chemistry Papers.

    m)http://www.biologylessons.net/index.html - An AQA Biology B paper Bank. Contains some GCSE past papers and Olympiad papers too. Some very good revision notes can be found on here too.

    n)http://pastpapers.org/ - A wide variety of past papers for sciences at A Level and at GCSE Level. The site is no longer updated.

    o)http://onesourcepk.com/alevels.html - A Level and O Level papers for a diverse number of Edexcel subjects. The site is not regularly updated.

    p)http://www.paked.net/GCE_A_level/gce_a_level.htm - Great link for CIE Past Papers.

    q)http://www.brain.net.pk/~hivicky/cie/a-level/ - Another superb resource for CIE Past Papers from many subjects.

    r)http://www.geocities.com/njds13/njds13.html - Made by one of TSR's very own: Has Edexcel and CIE science past papers.

    s)http://www.mediafire.com/?eoynygi0c7z - I have uploaded the June 2008 Mark Schemes for Edexcel on here. It is a large file so be patient when downloading.

    t)http://www.biotopics.co.uk/AQAtopup/ - The old AQA BYA specification Papers can be found here.

    u)http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...&postcount=974 - PM me if you want any of the resources I have listed in here.
    v)http://www.fizix.info/resources.htm - Edexcel Physics Past Paper resource. Updated regularly but password protected. (Duly remember not to post passwords on TSR's public forums.)


    IB




    5. If you still haven’t found what you’ve been looking for then ask for it on TSR nicely and please be specific about it. It’s no use saying, I need/WANT physics papers URGENTLY, because nobody is going to know what Board, year, paper…. So don’t be surprised if you get ignored or yelled at. Whereas if you were to ask in the following manner: “Does anybody have Edexcel physics Unit X mark scheme for year Y and session Z? If so, I would really appreciate it if you could upload it since I would really like to have that paper. Thank you” You will probably get what you need if somebody does have it, and you probably won’t get yelled at.

    6. If you have asked and not received a reply, please do not post again and again and again for the same thing, you might get a warning to say the least. If nobody has responded it’s maybe because nobody has it, not because we’re all mean people who don’t wish to share, so please have some patience. It may be urgent, but you need to understand that if there is nothing there, then there is nothing, asking many times won’t make it appear out of nothing.

    7. For CIE papers ask xinolisss, I am pretty sure he can get almost any of them new and old ones, up to O/N 2002 (this time, next year Ihell be able to get up to M/J 2003 and so on.) He is willing to help, as long as you specify which paper session and subject.

    8. Please remember that it is illegal to post and share Private Papers on TSR. These include Solomon, Delphis, Elmwood etc. These Papers have limited distributions and posting these papers could lead to warnings or bans. Please remember that it is also illegal to post links to illegal third-party websites on TSR. For Example: hosting the papers on a hosting website and then posting the following link. This too could result in warnings and bans. All illegal material found on TSR will be immediately removed.

    Points to Note:

    Points to Note
    1. Edexcel, CIE and STEP Exams cannot be talked about until 12 hours after the exam has finished in the United Kingdom. This is because these exams are taken internationally and time zone differences cause problems. Users will receive severe warnings if they do talk about theses Exams when not allowed to and may be banned.

    2. Edexcel's new specification for Maths started in January 2005 for C1 and C2 and in June 2005 for C3 and C4 onwards. Please note that before this, the papers were P1-P6 respectively. These Pure papers had a different syllabus and are unrepresentitive of the newer papers.

    3. AEA Papers, also known as Advanced Extension Awards are taken by only one Exam Board per AEA. For Maths, the AEA is taken by Edexcel whereas AQA take the other science AEA's.

    4. Please feel free to report any past paper attachments to the Moderators using the warn user button which looks like this: . Don't hesitate about reporting. The mini-Mods (currently suuuuuuuseh, hobnob, Gooner and insparato) are there to help you out.

    5. Please do not post about illegal methods of retrieving past papers on the site. Users who post methods of obtaining past papers illegally will be warned and may be banned.

    6. Please do not post your e-mails on the public forum asking people to send you papers to it. You will receive warnings for doing this. Instead, you may PM an individual or a group of people asking them to kindly send papers to your e-mail which can be sent in the PM. Using [url=mailto:******@***.**]My e-mail[/url] is not allowed either.

    7. Do not post about 'Rep payments' as a method of trying to get papers earlier.


    Thanks.

    Xinolisss and Sohan

    [re-editing the whole post so bear with me please]

    For My Use For Now
    Subject Specific Resources:
    Chemistry
    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qciCdSFpFPkC&printsec=f rontcover&dq=&sig=ACfU3U2R5W7tG4 rLKgxGgE33zI3ZKJUMiw

    A Level Chemistry Calculations Book

    Doc Brown's Chemistry Website

    A-Level Chemistry Notes




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    AS Maths, Physics, Chemistry + Biology exam papers
    Do you know where I can get some? The exam board doesnt matter.
    Ive got a a few from AQA, but i need some more.
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    Well that was a usefull post
    Might as well have said the sky is blue.

    AQA is the only board that provides you with past papers.
    Edexcell and OCR DO NOT as far as i know
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    www.emailed.org.uk

    Plenty of papers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics AS and A2. Papers are predominantly OCR with some Edexcel papers. AQA also have downloadable past papers and mark schemes.
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    www.cie.org.uk for the international A-level papers. I did them, I'm not sure how they compare to the UK domestic ones, but I'd presume they're more or less the same.
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    (Original post by jason01)
    AS Maths, Physics, Chemistry + Biology exam papers
    Do you know where I can get some? The exam board doesnt matter.
    Ive got a a few from AQA, but i need some more.
    Try www.examsolutions.co.uk for AS maths papers, they have links to all the specimen papers for Edexcel, OCR, MEI and AQA examboards. They also have practice papers, here's links to their free papers!
    C1 Paper
    C2 Paper
    M1 Paper
    S1 Paper

    The papers are based on the Edexcel syllabus and come with complete model solutions.
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    (Original post by distortedgav)
    www.emailed.org.uk

    Plenty of papers for Biology, Chemistry and Physics AS and A2. Papers are predominantly OCR with some Edexcel papers. AQA also have downloadable past papers and mark schemes.
    If I had it still I'd rep you. Is it good enough just to know that I want to?
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    I've got this booklet of specimen papers & mark schemes for AS & A2 physics as per the edexcel board...if you want it, you can PM me ur email addy
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    really need this mark scheme...hope somebody out there can send it to me...
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    go on the main edexcel website, they should have it, if they dn't pm me...
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    You should find it here somewhere:

    http://www.edexcel.org.uk/quals/gce/maths/as/8450/

    Hope this helps
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    I'm revising for the modules in January and I'm missing one very important thing: past papers.

    I'm doing the Salters-Nuffield course for biology, which isn't only an ******** course but is also IMPOSSIBLE to find resources for.

    Chemistry I'm doing the OCR-Salters course and, again, I cannot find ONE single past paper on the web.

    Any help at all would be muchly appreciated, thanking you please.
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    Hello,

    I am also doing the SNAB course and I am also deprived of past papers !

    How far have you got? I have done Topic 1 but keep forgetting stuff, looks like I need to go over the damn thing about 10 times :mad:
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    (Original post by WantA*)
    Hello,

    I am also doing the SNAB course and I am also deprived of past papers !

    How far have you got? I have done Topic 1 but keep forgetting stuff, looks like I need to go over the damn thing about 10 times :mad:
    I hate this course, has me close to tears when I'm revising.

    How far have I got in terms of revision, you mean? Not very far. Or not as far as I SHOULD be at the moment considering the exam is less than two weeks away.

    All I've done is read over the topic one section in the SNAB textbook and I'm working through the questions today before writing/saying things by memory later on.

    I'm just like you, though. I'll learn atherosclerosis, think I've got it all and then I'll go back to it the next day and I remember nothing.
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    For Chemistry, there are a couple of past exam papers with mark schemes and specimen papers on the main OCR Website http://www.ocr.org.uk/
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    (Original post by Funkymonk)
    I'm just like you, though. I'll learn atherosclerosis, think I've got it all and then I'll go back to it the next day and I remember nothing.
    Painful, aint it?
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    I'm doing Salter's Biology too and haven't even started revising. I spent all today and yesterday doing Advancing Physics

    If you do find any past papers, could you please send them to me

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    if you want OCR past papers for bio or chem the school has given us a few. well quite a lot. add me to msn and i'll send them to you
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    try www.emailed.org.uk - i think they are there...
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