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Mathematics Trial Exam Preparation

The next round of trial examinations for Year 11 in Mathematics will take place during February of Half Term 3. This will involve two formal papers and a formal 'Live Trial' in the hall. In order to prepare you for this, we are providing structured support in the three weeks leading up to the exams.

Three papers will be sat on the Friday lesson of each week on the run up to week four where the formal assessments will begin. 

Revision will take place as follows:

Week 1 - Paper 1

The topics for this paper have been provided below, giving you an indication of what to revise. This will also be an 'open book' paper where you can use revision materials and exercise books/folders to help them (We will have a small selection of revision guides etc. to use however, please note, it is more beneficial for you to have and use your own. We have these in stock to purchase through parent pay.).

Paper 1 Topics Higher Tier (with videos):

Topic Video Link
Ratio https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/ratio-sharing-the-total/
Angle facts https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/10/types-of-angle/
Forming equations https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/20/forming-and-solving-equations/
Volume https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/24/volume-of-an-l-shape-prism/
Proportional Reasoning https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/04/direct-proportion/
Probability Trees https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/07/tree-diagrams/
Quadratic Sequences https://corbettmaths.com/2016/08/07/quadratic-nth-term-version-1/
Fractions https://corbettmaths.com/2013/02/17/fractions-find-original/
Ratio https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/16/ratio-given-one-quantity/
Area/Percentage Increase

https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/02/area-of-compound-shapes/

https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/21/increasing-or-decreasing-by-a-percentage/

Cumulative Frequency

https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/09/drawing-cumulative-frequency-graphs/

https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/09/reading-cumulative-frequency-graphs/

Reverse Mean https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/02/the-mean/
Recurring Decimals https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/29/recurring-decimals-to-fractions/
Volume of a Sphere https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/volume-of-a-sphere/
Using Indices

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/fractional-indices/

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/13/laws-of-indices-algebra/

Rearranging Equations https://corbettmaths.com/2013/12/28/changing-the-subject-advanced-video-8/
Factorising/Algebraic Fractions

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/03/solving-quadratics-by-factorising/

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/02/07/factorising-quadratics-2/

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/01/19/adding-algebraic-fractions/

Surds https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/11/rationalising-denominators/
Proof https://corbettmaths.com/2016/04/24/algebraic-proof/
Vectors https://corbettmaths.com/2016/04/25/vectors/
Forming Equations https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/20/forming-and-solving-equations/
Geometric Proof https://corbettmaths.com/2016/04/24/algebraic-proof/

 

Paper 1 Topics Foundation Tier (with videos):

Topic Video Link
Numbers in Size Order https://corbettmaths.com/2012/09/13/ordering-numbers/
Fractions > Percentages https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/29/fractions-to-percentages/
Rounding

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/09/07/rounding-to-1-or-2-decimal-places/

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/09/07/rounding-significant-figures/

Time in Terms of Fractions https://corbettmaths.com/2013/10/24/calculations-involving-time/
Odd Numbers https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/24/prime-numbers/
Bar Charts

https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/15/drawing-bar-charts/

https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/10/reading-bar-charts/

Proportional Reasoning https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/16/recipes/
Area in Context https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/02/area-of-compound-shapes/
Function Machines https://corbettmaths.com/2017/09/25/function-machines/
Distance-Time Graphs https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/25/travel-graphs/
Estimation https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/21/approximation-to-calculations/
Ratio https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/simplifying-ratio/
Mean from a Table https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/19/means-from-frequency-tables/
Proportional Reasoning https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/04/direct-proportion/
Volume https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/20/volume-of-a-prism/
Venn Diagrams/Probability https://corbettmaths.com/2016/08/07/venn-diagrams/
Sharing in a Ratio https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/ratio-sharing-the-total/
Angle Facts https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/10/types-of-angle/
Forming Equations https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/20/forming-and-solving-equations/
Volume https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/24/volume-of-an-l-shape-prism/
Proportional Reasoning https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/16/recipes/
Probability Trees https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/07/tree-diagrams/
Quadratic Sequences https://corbettmaths.com/2016/08/07/quadratic-nth-term-version-1/
Standard Form https://corbettmaths.com/2013/04/28/standard-form/

 

Week 2 - Paper 2

The topics for this paper have been provided, this will give an indication of the topics to revise. This will not be an 'open book' paper, and as such, you cannot use revision materials and exercise books/folders to help you. But, you can work with your peers.

Paper 2 Topics Higher Tier:

Topic
Two way tables
Ratio
Perpendicular Bisector
Quadratic Graphs
Circumference of Circles
Plans and Elevations
Standard Form
y = mx + c
Depreciation
Scatter Graphs
Standard Form
Factorise
Box Plots
Simultaneous Equations
Algebraic Proof
Enlargements
Volume
Inverse proportion
Completing the Square
Circle Theorems
Functions
Surds
Iteration
Further Trigonometry
Conditional Probability

 

Paper 2 Topics Foundation Tier:

Topic
Place Value
Number Properties
Multiples
Probability
Combinations
Simplify/Expand
Addition/Money
Sequences
Charts/Diagrams
Scale Conversions
2D Shape Properties
Straight Line Graphs
Reflections/Enlargements
Substitution/Reasoning
Proportion - Recipes
Percentages/Profit
Use of Calculator
Solving Equations
Ratio
Error Intervals
Probability
Two Way Tables
Ratio/Percentages
Perpendicular Bisector
Quadratic Graphs
Circumference of Circles
Plans and Elevations
Standard Form
y = mx + c
Factorise/Expand

 

Week 3 - Paper 3

The topics for this paper have not been provided, it would be wise to think about the topics that have already come up in paper 1 and 2 and revise alternative topics. This will be an 'open book' paper, and as such, you can use revision materials and exercise books/folders to help you (We will have a small selection of revision guides etc. to use however, please note, it is more beneficial for you to have and use your own.  We have these in stock to purchase through ParentPay.).

At the end of the third week, you will be given the 'crossover questions' from all three papers – this is some of the content that you must secure to aim for Grade 4 / 5 as a minimum.

You can also access revision time within the department on a Wednesday evening, which is dedicated purely to Year 11, but other nights are available by request.