Maths : Past Papers

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The Maths A-Level specification has changed. This means there are no past papers to help prepare for the exam. So it would be nice to use past papers from the old syllabus, wouldn't it?

But due to the changes to the specification, old past papers are now tricky to use. Some material has gone, some new stuff has come in, and other stuff has been fiddled with.

So I'm in the process of putting together documents that can help in determining which questions from the exam papers from the previous incarnation of the course can be used to practice for the pure, mechanics and statistics questions for the new exams. This is what I've got so far:

Pure

Mechanics

Statistics



For now, I'm going to leave all the rest of this stuff here. But it pertains to the old specification, so be careful!



Here is the course Specification; and this is the Formula Book that you get in the exam. All packs contain mark schemes as well as the question papers.



The EXL_C1_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • C1 past papers from January 2005 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • C1 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Twelve Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_C2_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • C2 past papers from January 2005 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • C2 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Twelve Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_C3_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • C3 past papers from June 2005 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • C3 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Five Practice papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Twelve Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_C4_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • C4 past papers from June 2005 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • C4 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Five Practice papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Twelve Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_M1_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • M1 past papers from January 2001 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • M1 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Six Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_M2_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • M2 past papers from June 2001 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • M2 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Six Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_S1_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • S1 past papers from January 2001 to January 2012 inclusive;
  • S1 Specimen papers created by Edexcel at the start of the course;
  • Twelve Solomon Press papers written for Edexcel at the start of the course. Solomon papers turned out to be slightly harder than the real exams, so they are excellent revision material.


The EXL_D1_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • D1 past papers from January 2009 to January 2012 inclusive.

D1 past papers exist for the period January 2003 to June 2008. If you would like them, contact me. Be careful, though: the syllabus changed in 2009, so that in papers prior to 2009, there will be some questions that are not on the current syllabus.





The EXL_D2_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • D2 past papers from June 2005 to June 2011 inclusive.




The EXL_FP1_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • FP1 past papers from January 2009 to January 2012 inclusive.

Old Specification FP1 past papers exist for the period June 2005 to January 2010. If you would like them, contact me. Be careful, though: the syllabus changed in 2009, so that in papers prior to 2009, there will be some questions that are not on the current syllabus.





The EXL_FP2_Past_Papers_Pack.zip contains:

  • FP2 past papers from June 2009 to June 2011 inclusive.

Old Specification FP2 past papers exist for the period June 2005 to January 2010. If you would like them, contact me. Be careful, though: the syllabus changed in 2009, so that in papers prior to 2009, there will be some questions that are not on the current syllabus.

AS and A2

Here you can find the course specification, the formula book used in the exam, and past papers and mark schemes.