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    I am taking the AQA maths exams, but I can only find a few higher papers, so can I use any board to prep with, or does it have to be the specific one I am doing?
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    (Original post by Purdy7)
    I am taking the AQA maths exams, but I can only find a few higher papers, so can I use any board to prep with, or does it have to be the specific one I am doing?
    Is this GCSE or A-level? I might be able to dig up a few older papers for you if it's A-level. (for GCSE, there was a recent reform so the older papers will be considerably easier and hence not really worth doing) The difficulty is, generally speaking, consistent between the exam boards, I'd just look out for topics that aren't covered under your exam board, otherwise you can use materials targeted towards other specs.
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    Is this GCSE or A-level? I might be able to dig up a few older papers for you if it's A-level. (for GCSE, there was a recent reform so the older papers will be considerably easier and hence not really worth doing) The difficulty is, generally speaking, consistent between the exam boards, I'd just look out for topics that aren't covered under your exam board, otherwise you can use materials targeted towards other specs.
    I think GCSE as he says " few higher papers "

    (Original post by Purdy7)
    I am taking the AQA maths exams, but I can only find a few higher papers, so can I use any board to prep with, or does it have to be the specific one I am doing?
    Exam boards are generally different, you must be doing the new GCSE Maths where there isn't much past papers... you'd just have to practice questions by textbooks and example papers, well what I'd do anyway as other exam board question styles will be different.
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    Yep it's for GCSE, as it was posted in the GCSE section, sorry I find it confusing that A levels go in that section as well. Anyhow, thanks for the advice, I'm doing the AQA new exams, so they have only given us one set of sample papers until the 2017 ones are released.
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    (Original post by Purdy7)
    I am taking the AQA maths exams, but I can only find a few higher papers, so can I use any board to prep with, or does it have to be the specific one I am doing?
    Aqa have produced 4 complete sets of practice papers - ask your maths teacher for them.
    The CGP revision and practice books contain a set of papers and you can buy 2 more sets from CGP quite cheaply.
    Some schools have purchased practice papers from Churchill or zigzag, ask your maths teacher if your school has or plans to.
    The maths in the specifications from aqa, EDEXCEL and OCR is the same so it won't hurt to do their papers, though there are some differences in the style of questions.
    I disagree with the opinion that it's not worth doing older papers from aqa. The same people are writing the questions and most of the maths is the same. While there are some changes to content and style of questions they still represent good practice.
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