I’ve been asked which text book I use. I chose AQA GCSE Mathematics for Higher Sets (grades D to A*) published by Longman (ISBN 978−1−408232−78−1). Please take care to make sure you get the right book for you. I chose the higher sets book as I hope that my children will get at least a grade C and hopefully grade A. It maybe appropriate to study Middle Sets ( grades E to B) or Foundation (Grades G to C). Make sure you understand what’s required or necessary for your circumstances. I chose this book just by looking at Amazon reviews and popularity. However, I’ve found it clear, colourful and easy to follow. Please note that all these links are for the new Maths GCSE syllabus (2010) and are for the linear course. Here’s link to Amazon for the Higher sets book (Grades D to A*):-
Here’s link to Middle sets book (Grades E to B):-
Finally here’s link to Foundation sets book (Grades G to C):-
(Please note these are referral links, so I may earn a small commission if you buy after clicking these links)
I will be building up this list of resources as I come across them during my maths challenge. I will be concentrating on free, not for profit resources. Please let me know about any resources that I should list (I’m sure there are hundreds).
English Exam Boards
AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) www.aqa.org.uk
OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations) www.ocr.org.uk
Exam Board Guidance for Private Candidates
AQA– web.aqa.org.uk/admin/p_private.php Telephone 0844 209 6614
Edexcel– www.edxcel.com/iwantto/pages/private.aspx Telephone 0844 576 0027
OCR– www.ocr.org.uk/learners/index.html Telephone 01223 553998
1. Teaching AQA GCSE maths — www.aqagcsemaths.wordpress.com
This is really aimed at teachers but I’ve found it useful. Particularly impressed by their Sherlock Holmes episodes (would be great if all Maths lessons could be like this!).
These are links to specimen papers for the AQA’s new GCSE syllabus (2010)- first sitting June 2012:-