Saturday, 1 July 2017

Resources for new A Level.

The best way to ensure success is to get off to a flying start!

Make sure you complete the preparation work (Required Knowledge Assessment) in good time.
The table of videos below should help.

Module Playlist to help preparation.
1.  Click me!







Tuesday, 20 June 2017

GCSE Resources.

Check back regularly for updated videos and playlists which we will store in the table below.



Topic  Link to Playlist
Circle Theorem Proofs




Plymouth Challenge 9 - 2016 Answers

Plymouth Challenge 9 is being sat this week!  Good luck to all.


The folder containing information for PC 9 for 2016 has now been updated with the answers.  Feel free to share with students.


Take a look here - Click me

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The professor who beat the casinos....and Wall Street.

We'd never encourage gambling but this man's story is compelling. Take a quarter of an hour and have a listen.....


"You have much smarter rascals on Wall Street than you have in the casinos." https://t.co/KSz37VHV1R


New GCSE Papers.

The new GCSE Papers.

Take a look at some of the new GCSE Papers.  Download a paper, have a go and then mark and improve your work using the video walkthrough. 

Please email your teacher or Maths@asap.org.uk with any questions or comments.

Edexcel Mock Papers - Set 2. - Foundation


Foundation Paper Video Walkthrough
Paper 1 - Non Calculator Click for a copy of the paper. Click for a video walkthrough
Paper 2 - Calculator Allowed Click for a copy of the paper Click for a video walkthrough
Paper 3 - Calculator Allowed Click for a copy of the paper Coming soon!


Edexcel Mock Papers - Set 2. - Higher


Higher Paper Video Walkthrough
Paper 1 - Non CalculatorClick for a copy of the paper Click for a video walkthrough
Paper 2 - Calculator AllowedClick for a copy of the paper Click for a video walkthrough
Paper 3 - Calculator AllowedClick for a copy of the paper Coming soon!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Crossover / Common questions.

The new GCSE contains little information about where the grade boundaries will fall.  However, Edexcel have published some specimen papers that help.  On each set of specimen papers there are questions that appear on both the Foundation and Higher tests.  As the only grades awarded on both tiers are 4 and 5 these must be the type and level of difficulty of questions asked at these grades.

Edexcel Specimen Set 1

Download a copy of the paper, attempt the questions and then use the walkthrough to mark and improve your answers.  Please email your teacher or Maths@asap.org.uk with any questions you have.

Paper Copy of Paper Video walkthrough of answers
Paper 1 - Non CalculatorClick for a copy of Paper 1 Click for video solutions
Paper 2 - Calculator AllowedClick for a copy of Paper 2 Click for video solutions
Paper 3 - Calculator Allowed Click for a copy of Paper 3 Click for video solutions

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Plymouth Challenge 9 - 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Book by the 20th June!  Email us at maths@asap.org.uk


Plymouth Challenge 9 - 2017


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Plymouth Challenge 9 will take place during the week beginning 19th June 2017.*


Schools are invited to enter their most able Yr 9 students into a competition designed to challenge and reward students who approach the questions in a logical and determined manner. (Very able Yr 8 students show also be considered for entry).   Questions are designed to reward logical thinking and accuracy and are designed to punish guessing or "hunches".


The test is designed to be accessible for any student in any Yr 9 top set in any school.


There are two ways of ordering papers


OPTION A


Schools in Plymouth are invited to enter free of charge. Please email maths@asap.org.uk with the number of students you wish to enter. You will, obviously, have to do your own photocopying of the tests and pay for postage back to us.


OPTION B


Schools outside of Plymouth are charged at £15 per 30 entries. Please email maths@asap.org.uk with your details. We will need the number of papers you require (if you have 32 in your top set just let us know and we'll chuck in a few extra papers), your name and your schools name. Our finance office will then contact your finance office. Please contact us if your finance office requires a different system to be used.






If you wish to know more please take use the free sample paper - Click me.


Video solutions to the sample paper are here - Click me


Last year's paper is here - Click me


The answers are not available via a link (in case you want to use it as a type of mock) but we will send you a copy of the answers if you email us (maths@asap.org.uk)




What do we get when we enter? 


• Each school will be posted the number of entries they have requested


• Students who finish in the top 3% will receive a gold certificate.


•  Students who finish in the top 15% will receive a silver certificate.


• Students who finish in the top 35% will receive a bronze certificate.


• Each school will receive a “Best in School” certificate.


• Someone, in Plymouth, will receive a “Best in Plymouth” certificate.


• Someone, in the country, will receive a “Plymouth Challenge Winner” certificate.


* Schools are welcome to sit the exam at any time during this week. Please ensure question papers are collected and not redistributed to the students until the following week. If you cannot sit the exam at any time during this week please let us know and we will negotiate another time with you.