Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Mock 2018 (P3 Calculator) contains video tutorials of all 18 questions and downloadable blank and fully completed exam papers allowing you to do your own mock exams at home including marking your own paper.
Students who are taking their GCSE in the summer of 2017 and beyond need to be aware that the specification has been changed and some extra topics have been added. The format of the questions from 2017 onwards will remain very similar to the questions in previous GCSE papers, however there is now a greater emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning. Students will now be required to memorise formulae as fewer formulae will be provided in examinations.
A new grading structure 9 to 1 will be used, where grade 9 is the highest grade for this examination. This is intended to be achieved by only the most capable of students and will be equivalent to the very top of the old A* grade.
When you are preparing for an examination like GCSE Mathematics it is essential that you work through past paper questions independently regardless of how well you think you understand a topic. It is only when you challenge yourself, in exam style conditions, that you can be really confident that your understanding is complete. Watching the videos that we have filmed for your benefit should act as a great aid to you in achieving your full potential.
PATRICIA’S NOTES ABOUT THIS GCSE SPECIMEN PAPER
I would like to stress the importance of including all workings in a clear and legible form. Method marks can only be awarded if the examiners can identify how solutions were derived. It is also so important to use full calculator accuracy throughout the question and only round the answer at the final stage. Do not attempt trial and error solutions as this approach will usually gain no marks.