Topic Tests for A Level Edexcel: Stats & Mechanics

Realistic, confidence building assessment

– S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

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.

Builds confidence through small steps

M Qume, Parent and Happy Customer
  • 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…

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
  • 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:

Great for quick recapping and could be used for prep/homework...

K  Martin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
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

3 levels makes it easy to differentiate

R Clark, Head of Maths & Happy Customer
Level 2: ‘Challenge Test’
  • Progression from Fundamentals and links forward to the Expert Test
  • 50% at Fundamentals difficulty; 50% with increased difficulty & compound questions

Provided real challenge and would be great for exam revision

K  Martin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer
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

Beautifully written answers

M Qume, Parent & Happy Customer

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

The solutions were excellent, really clear and helpful, with lots of concise notes... extremely useful for students who want to work independently

K  Martin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer


What do teachers say about this resource? (8953)

The answers are so well structured I can follow them never having done mechanics... Matches Edexcel fantastically!

M Qume, Parent & Happy Customer

Amazing... The three tiers allow for a very versatile application of resources... It allows students to check their understanding of key topics and staff to differentiate and give follow up... a rich method for checking understanding. Mark schemes very student friendly... The level of challenge of each tier is great for reaching all levels of students.

S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

Very useful, good structure, helpful commentary on solutions... worth the money... We let them use it independently so they have plenty of extra material to practice on... Seem to be pretty reliable in terms of answers and this is rare!

S Power, Head of Maths & Customer

The questions in the fundamentals tests were great for quick recapping and could be used for prep/homework, whereas the expert ones provided real challenge and would be great for exam revision... The solutions were excellent, really clear and helpful, with lots of concise notes to accompany them too. These are extremely useful for students who want to work independently.

K  Martin, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

well-varied and offers students an opportunity for wider thinking... variation in assessments and homework. It is well differentiated through fundamental, challenge and expert papers.

G Nandra, Head of Maths & Customer

Lots of practice and the paired idea works really well for student confidence and encourages them to really reflect on their feedback from set A... Plenty of practice on each topic before moving onto mixed exam papers... Encourages more student reflection on feedback and builds up to expert, they see progress.

R Brooks, Head of Maths & Customer

I particularly like the 2 sets of materials. 1 used for practice and 1 for testing. The graduated levels also help... Tests skills before moving to past papers.

C Thomas, Head of Maths & Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (8659,8660,8661,8662,8663,8664)

Great source of assessment and homework material... Mark Schemes are student friendly... Regular homework... Provides a varied sort of questioning and appropriate mean of support and challenge... Great value for money, fantastic revision and assessment.

S Marriott, Head of Maths & Customer

Excellent! Mastering beginners and moving on in a structured manner builds confidence... the beautifully written answers help me to help her.

M Qume, Parent & Happy Customer

My daughter struggles with the mechanics, but we find the pack and annotated answers very helpful (especially when I am called upon to assist!). The way the topic tests go from Fundamentals to Challenge to Expert really builds student confidence.

Dr M Qume, Parent & Happy Customer