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Where can I find difficult a level maths and further maths questions? whenever i do an actual exam the questions are always 10x harder and way more complicated than what i've practised at home (like in the textbook). say for example I want to do hard questions on hyperbolic functions topic, where is the best place to look?

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Look at Edexcel's 'Gold' papers. I think there's also a TSR thread on this...Notnek?
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I tend to use Solomon papers from physicsandmathstutor. They're quite hard and challenging so when it comes to the exam I feel like the questions are easier. Let me know whether you decide to use this or not and if so let me know how you find it!
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Look at Edexcel's 'Gold' papers. I think there's also a TSR thread on this...Notnek?
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I tend to use Solomon papers from physicsandmathstutor. They're quite hard and challenging so when it comes to the exam I feel like the questions are easier. Let me know whether you decide to use this or not and if so let me know how you find it!
thank you both for the replies. I will try doing those papers and hopefully it will help me improve my maths ability on challenging questions. can i ask what topics go with c1, c2, c3 & c4 etc.?
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I tend to use Solomon papers from physicsandmathstutor. They're quite hard and challenging so when it comes to the exam I feel like the questions are easier. Let me know whether you decide to use this or not and if so let me know how you find it!
can u send this in please
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Yeah sure give me a minute
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This has all papers including Core modules, Further Pure modules, Decision, Statistics and Mechanics for anyone else that might find this useful!

Solomon papers are listed below whichever module it is you want to focus on, hope it helps!

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...-maths-papers/
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Hi

Where can I find difficult a level maths and further maths questions? whenever i do an actual exam the questions are always 10x harder and way more complicated than what i've practised at home (like in the textbook). say for example I want to do hard questions on hyperbolic functions topic, where is the best place to look?

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I did a levels maths and further maths. A level maths was easy so you don’t need to worry about that. F maths was way harder so you need loads of practice for that. Use your textbook, integral maths, physics and maths tutor
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This has all papers including Core modules, Further Pure modules, Decision, Statistics and Mechanics for anyone else that might find this useful!

Solomon papers are listed below whichever module it is you want to focus on, hope it helps!

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...-maths-papers/
thanks for the link. Do you know what topics go with C1, C2, C3 etc.? I assume that is old spec since my textbook does not list those.

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I did a levels maths and further maths. A level maths was easy so you don’t need to worry about that. F maths was way harder so you need loads of practice for that. Use your textbook, integral maths, physics and maths tutor
i just finished all of a level maths now and am doing further maths. how much did you work for further maths - i assume the workload increases quite a bit in yr 13?
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The topics for each module depends on the exam board you have. If its Edexcel then the topics are listed in the following:

C1:

- Algebra basics
- Pythagoras' theorem
- Trigonometry Introduction

- Surds

- Indices
- Functions
- Factorising
- Completing the square
- Polynomials
- Simultaneous equations

- Quadratic equations
- Roots and discriminant
- Quadratic graphs

- Inequalities

- Sketching cubic and reciprocal curves
- Graph transformations and asymptotes

- Working with sequences and series
- Arithmetic progressions

- Gradients
- Lines
- Intersection of graphs

- Differentiation
- Tangents and normals

- Integration
- Equations of curves

C2:

- Algebraic long division
- Factor and remainder theorem
- Exponential functions and logarithms

- Circles

- Geometric series
- Binomial expansion

- Trigonometric ratios
- Trigonometric graphs and transformations
- Applications of trigonometry
- Trigonometric equations
- Trigonometric identities

- Stationary points
- Increasing and decreasing functions

- Definite integration
- Applications of integration: Area bounded by a curve
- Numerical integration



C3:

- Rational expressions: Simplifying

- Working with functions
- Graph transformations and asymptotes
- Modulus functions, equations and inequalities

- The exponential function e^x and natural log functions

- Sec(x), Cosec(x) and Cot(x)
- Inverse trigonometric functions
- Identities & equations: pythagorean type
- Identities: addition type
- Identities & equations: double angle type
- Identities: half angle type
- Identities: triple angle type
- Identities: factor formulae
- Identities & equations: harmonic formulae

- Standard differentials
- The chain rule
- The product and quotient rule
- Differentials of sec(x), cosec(x) and cot(x)
- The reciprocal function of dy/dx

- Solution of equations by numerical methods



C4:

- Partial fractions

- Binomial expansion

- Parametric equations

- Exponential functions
- Parametric functions
- Implicit functions
- Connected rates of change

- Integration: common functions
- Integrations of trigonometric functions
- Integrals involving partial fraction
- Integration by substitution
- Integration products of the form f[g(x)]g'(x) by inspection
- Integration by parts
- Applications of integration: volumes of revolution
- Numerical integration

- Differential equations
- Differential equation: forming differential equations

- Vectors
- Scalar (Dot) product
- Vector equations of lines
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The topics for each module depends on the exam board you have. If its Edexcel then the topics are listed in the following:

C1:

- Algebra basics
- Pythagoras' theorem
- Trigonometry Introduction

- Surds

- Indices
- Functions
- Factorising
- Completing the square
- Polynomials
- Simultaneous equations

- Quadratic equations
- Roots and discriminant
- Quadratic graphs

- Inequalities

- Sketching cubic and reciprocal curves
- Graph transformations and asymptotes

- Working with sequences and series
- Arithmetic progressions

- Gradients
- Lines
- Intersection of graphs

- Differentiation
- Tangents and normals

- Integration
- Equations of curves

C2:

- Algebraic long division
- Factor and remainder theorem
- Exponential functions and logarithms

- Circles

- Geometric series
- Binomial expansion

- Trigonometric ratios
- Trigonometric graphs and transformations
- Applications of trigonometry
- Trigonometric equations
- Trigonometric identities

- Stationary points
- Increasing and decreasing functions

- Definite integration
- Applications of integration: Area bounded by a curve
- Numerical integration



C3:

- Rational expressions: Simplifying

- Working with functions
- Graph transformations and asymptotes
- Modulus functions, equations and inequalities

- The exponential function e^x and natural log functions

- Sec(x), Cosec(x) and Cot(x)
- Inverse trigonometric functions
- Identities & equations: pythagorean type
- Identities: addition type
- Identities & equations: double angle type
- Identities: half angle type
- Identities: triple angle type
- Identities: factor formulae
- Identities & equations: harmonic formulae

- Standard differentials
- The chain rule
- The product and quotient rule
- Differentials of sec(x), cosec(x) and cot(x)
- The reciprocal function of dy/dx

- Solution of equations by numerical methods



C4:

- Partial fractions

- Binomial expansion

- Parametric equations

- Exponential functions
- Parametric functions
- Implicit functions
- Connected rates of change

- Integration: common functions
- Integrations of trigonometric functions
- Integrals involving partial fraction
- Integration by substitution
- Integration products of the form f[g(x)]g'(x) by inspection
- Integration by parts
- Applications of integration: volumes of revolution
- Numerical integration

- Differential equations
- Differential equation: forming differential equations

- Vectors
- Scalar (Dot) product
- Vector equations of lines
thanks for this, it is extremely helpful. Can I ask where you got the list from just so I can find a similar one for further maths later?
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I got this from Examsolutions.

You should be able to find a list for further maths topics too under his page. Good luck!

And for anymore queries just let me know I’m more than happy to help!
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thanks for this, it is extremely helpful. Can I ask where you got the list from just so I can find a similar one for further maths later?
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Yeah, definitely use the Solomon papers and the bronze, silver, gold papers. They’re available on mrbartonmaths and websites like that
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