Topic Tests for A Level Edexcel: Pure Mathematics

Put progress at the heart of your assessment strategy with these paired, progressive topic tests.

A highly flexible set of tests for every topic!

Maximise motivation! Give students a clear route to improvement by completing paired tests at home or in class. Then they can move to the next level and show their progression using linked content and more compound questions.
  • Three progressive levels of test – Fundamentals, Challenge, and Expert
  • Paired ‘second chance’ duplicate – mirroring the first but with different numbers – allowing resits, reinforcement and greater success
  • Total of six tests per topic means you can tailor your approach for every student with ease!

Highly Flexible…

  • Option 1 (Simple) – Many flexible uses – little planning! E.g. Revise for homework, Test A ⇨ Class test, Test B.
  • Option 2 – Run two tests at a time on a rolling basis… E.g. 1/2, 2/3, 3/4
  • Option 3 (Sophisticated) – Test three chapters at a time on a rolling basis; use the fundamentals test as starters used with time interval in-between… leaving one test to use at the end for course topic revision

Three progressive levels of test: Level 1: ‘The Fundamentals’
  • Focuses on core skills with simple numbers and contexts
  • Students show their understanding of key ideas – motivating for weaker students
  • Reveals fundamental knowledge, skill or language weaknesses
Level 2: ‘Challenge Test’
  • Progression from Fundamentals and links forward to the Expert Test
  • 50% at Fundamentals difficulty; 50% with increased difficulty & compound questions
Level 3: ‘Expert Test’
  • Further progression and application to exam-style questions
  • 25% repeated question types from tests 1 & 2, 75% exam-style questions
  • Perfect setup before tackling exam papers

Plus!

  • Detailed clear solutions with Tips, Alternative Methods and Technique boxes.
  • Cross-referenced to Pearson, Hodder and Collins textbooks – the perfect assessment solution
  • Every point in the new specification covered in the ‘Fundamentals’ tests


  • What do teachers say about this resource? (8931,8947,8963)

    Realistic, confidence building assessment of their pure maths understanding... It can work as assessment or a homework as needed, and the annotated mark schemes make it easy to use with students.

    – S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Very excited to receive it - so very suitable for our need... It's all contained, no additional books necessary... Gives a confidence boost going through the stages... Confidence is really important - and it gives confidence! Matches Edexcel perfectly.

    M Qume, Parent & Happy Customer

    Exactly what I was looking for. ... The challenge questions allow me to provide work to stretch the majority of my class in preparation for assessment... great revision materials and end of unit assessments ... excellent differentiation and to stretch students

    S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Amazingly accurate… an excellent set of questions and a very useful tool for teachers and students… a brilliant resource.

    S Ashton, Examiner & Peer Reviewer

    What do teachers say about this resource? (8505,8506,8507)

    a good way to stretch students... It provides an easy way to differentiate work... Useful as end of unit assessments, homework and revision for Year 13... cost effective and versatile

    S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Excellent, really helpful... very clear answers... builds confidence through small steps... answers are particularly well worked through with the points awarded.

    M Qume, Parent and Happy Customer

    Excellent resource, lots of questions, comprehensive... Really useful, lots of suitable questions from practise to exam style. Great for revision and for test... Saves time preparing questions ourselves and don’t have to work out answers either... Tiered level of questions and answers already done, they can read the notes.

    J Owens, Maths Teacher & Customer

    It was broken down topic by topic and even better had 3 levels making it easy to differentiate... Clear worked solutions. Graduated questions... Easy to read, but a lot on one page so printing isn’t too expensive... We used these in the months before the end of year exams as revision. It made it easy to structure the revision period into group topics. Next year we may use them for quick tests earlier in the year.

    R Clark, Head of Maths & Happy Customer

    It is part of a system which allows it to be tailored to students needs... a cost efficient way to build assessment into the scheme of works

    – S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    incredibly useful ... Allows us to set homework that can be self marked but differentiated as well as assess at the end of units.

    – S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Brilliant. A great companion to the A tests ... It allows me to follow up homeworks or assessments with students following revision/therapy, or for revision for yr 13 students ... The annotated mark schemes allow me to support students in understanding what is needed to earn marks ... It is an effective way to re assess students after they have been given the test A

    – S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    [Expert tests] provide a good level of challenge for our more able post-16 students... It stretches students and provides them with a chance to practice problem solving... an easy way to differentiate... meaningful end of unit test and homework.

    S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Good level of challenge and good approximation to exam material

    S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

    Provides a retest or pretest for students to follow up the initial work ... Allows them to recheck their understanding after therapy strategies have been used ... fits well with the SOW ... can fill a variety of roles in T&L

    S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer