New A Level maths - old spec pure questions converted to new spec Watch

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(More questions will be posted over the next few days. Please let me know if this is useful and I'll keep making more).

If you're revising new spec A Level pure maths then you may have noticed that the new spec papers are quite different to old spec papers. Because of this the old spec papers aren't great as a revision resource even though the content is very similar. If you have run out of new spec pure resources (I know some students who have) then you may be looking to old spec for more revision practice.

One of the main differences is that most old spec questions are structured whereas new spec questions often tend not to be. To practice these unstructured questions I have attempted to change old spec Edexcel questions into new spec questions by removing parts of the question (you can use these for any exam board). You could try doing this yourself but it may be tricky and you'll have to look at previous parts as you do it which ruins the idea! So hopefully this thread will be useful.

I cannot guarantee that these mimic the difficulty of new spec questions and some of them may actually be harder than new spec. You can find the mark schemes to these questions online (C3 and C4) - you will need to look through the mark scheme for the whole question when you do this.

C3 June 2012 Q5c


C3 June 2012 Q8d

C4 Jan 2012 Q5b


C4 Jan 2012 Q8c


C4 June 2013 Q5b
C4 June 2013 Q7b
C3 Jan 2013 Q7c
June 2013 (R) Q8e
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PRSOM :sad: Will try some of these tomorrow :yep:
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Tagging some people who may be interested. Please let me know if you think they're useful/not useful, too hard/too easy. It's hard for me to judge whether they are that useful and whether I should make more. Thanks

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All looks good! I think it would be good to have a question on connected rates of change/forming differential equations since people seem to struggle with these. I'll have a dig.
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this looks good thanks! will have a go and let you know how I find them
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All looks good! I think it would be good to have a question on connected rates of change/forming differential equations since people seem to struggle with these. I'll have a dig.
Great, feel free to make your own questions like I've done and post them in this thread.
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these look great i'll give some a go nearer to my end of years
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This is really useful! Thanks x
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Thanks for this, only just seen it now. I'll give them ago, about to do a specimen paper
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Wow some of these are quite tricky but I am really enjoying doing these, because its so satisfying when you get the answer after a full page of working out ahah- it's actually beautiful :') Thank you for your time in making these!!
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Thank you!
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