Edexcel GCSE Mathematics May/June 2016 Official Thread

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    Summer 2016 - GCSE MATHS EDEXCEL EXAMS

    I'm making this thread to help all of those sitting the two exams this summer. Feel free to have general discussions about the exam, as well as to share any tips etc.

    Dates;
    Non Calculator- Thursday 26th May 2016
    Calculator- Thursday 9th June 2016

    Specification:
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...cationinfo_973

    Past Papers:
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...Exam-materials

    Useful Revision Sources:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z38pycw
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HEGARTYMATHS
    www.crashmaths.com/gcse-past-papers

    Feel free to post questions asking for help, and don't hesitate to help others!!

    Good Luck!!
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
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    Thanks for the thread!

    So how have people been revising for Maths? I did a few past papers, but not much else...
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Thanks for the thread!

    So how have people been revising for Maths? I did a few past papers, but not much else...
    The only way to revise maths is doing past papers so that is all I have done... as in 2 past papers.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Thanks for the thread!

    So how have people been revising for Maths? I did a few past papers, but not much else...
    Hey, you're welcome! I'm revising it the same way I'm revising for additional maths, purely by doing past papers and marking them myself. It really works for me, and I highly recommend this method
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    (Original post by lunaticash19995)
    The only way to revise maths is doing past papers so that is all I have done... as in 2 past papers.
    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Hey, you're welcome! I'm revising it the same way I'm revising for additional maths, purely by doing past papers and marking them myself. It really works for me, and I highly recommend this method
    At least I'm doing something right. :lol:

    Yeah.. I'm paying more attention to Additional Maths than Maths anyway, since I find Maths a lot easier after going through Ad Maths.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    At least I'm doing something right. :lol:

    Yeah.. I'm paying more attention to Additional Maths than Maths anyway, since I find Maths a lot easier after going through Ad Maths.
    Absolutely! This Easter, I've only done two GCSE paper, as opposed to four additional papers so far.
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Absolutely! This Easter, I've only done two GCSE paper, as opposed to four additional papers so far.
    I think I did one GCSE paper this Easter.
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    And one Ad Maths paper :getmecoat: (Except I couldn't do all of it because our school's really slow, and they haven't covered two topics with us yet. :argh:)
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    At 62 years old I decided to do GCSE Maths. I have been revising by doing a least 2 past papers every week, one at higher level and one at foundation level. I wish all the best and hope we all get good, high grades!!!
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    (Original post by CI 1953)
    At 62 years old I decided to do GCSE Maths. I have been revising by doing a least 2 past papers every week, one at higher level and one at foundation level. I wish all the best and hope we all get good, high grades!!!
    Are you doing higher or foundation tier? In my opinion, I'd stick to doing papers for the tier you are actually doing
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    Does anyone know when the Pixl GCSE Maths Predicted Paper for 2016 will be released?
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    (Original post by TheGrammarGuru)
    Are you doing higher or foundation tier? In my opinion, I'd stick to doing papers for the tier you are actually doing
    I am doing the foundation paper.
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    Mathswatch has become my best friend
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    This is really helpful!
    http://onmaths.com/mock_exams/edexce...-1-prediction/
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    Well my school have been awful about maths.
    In yr 10 i sat the dreaded Hannahs sweets paper- I got a B i was happy
    My school weren't happy- so everyone got reentered
    In September, I sat another paper- I got a very high B (1 mark off an A in fact)
    My school still weren't happy
    Then we all started learning IGCSE stuff for some reason. Sets venns, differentiation amongst other things. This was completely unhelpful as noone knew which exam we were taking and we proceeded to waste 5 months on a syllabus we weren't even taking.
    So now I've given up, I will revise later but i have my B (i can get into sixth form) and i feel like i could be in a much better place if we were told.
    So i will be sitting this exam- but not well and with lots and lots of rage
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    Has anyone done those worst answered question compilation papers that edexcel made? I've done one of them and I'm going to do another because they were pretty manageable (got 63/71) but j made a few really stupid mistakes. They're good prep for difficult questions that might come up in ours as they make you think a bit more.
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    (Original post by NiamhM1801)
    Has anyone done those worst answered question compilation papers that edexcel made? I've done one of them and I'm going to do another because they were pretty manageable (got 63/71) but j made a few really stupid mistakes. They're good prep for difficult questions that might come up in ours as they make you think a bit more.
    Can you post the link?
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    (Original post by lonyeka)
    Can you post the link?
    http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcsepapers.htm

    If you scroll to the bottom of this page they're there
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    Thanks for the thread.

    Another good website is mathsgenie and for videos hegartymaths.

    How is everyone's revision going???
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    Does anyone have like a check-list they can share for the higher paper?
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    Checklist for the higher paper that I have are:

    Quadratic equations
    Cumulative frequency
    Trigonometry
    Pythagoras theorem
    Algebra (Factorising & expanding)
    Simultaneous equations
    Probabilty
    Area, Shape & Volume
    Prime factors
    Transfiguration (Rotation, translation, reflection & enlargement)
    Ratio
    Percentage increase/decrease
    Nth term

    I could actually go on, but I think i've listed the main ones
 
 
 
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