MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT GCSE MATHEMATICS 2015 REVISION EVENING Exam structure All students have been entered into OCR Mathematics A J567 (Higher Tier). Students will sit two papers. J567/03 Thursday 21st May (Non Calculator) J567/04 Thursday 4th June (Calculator) Each paper is 1 hour and 45 minutes long. Equipment for exams Pencil/ Rubber and Pens Ruler Protractor Compass Scientific Calculator Key topics Any topic from the course could be asked on either Paper 3 or Paper 4, however some topics are more likely to appear on one paper than the other. Circle Theorem’s, for example, is more likely to be asked on Paper 3. However you need to be fully prepared across all the material that has been covered. The analysis of past GCSE papers, which will be presented on revision evening, should provide some useful information to help you prioritise your study. Revision The Mathematics Department will run a revision session during Easter. Student’s best preparation will be to complete past papers fully. Complete the revision guide that has been provided. The Maths Watch internet based revision package may be useful to revise topics causing concern. Some Points to consider Assessment Objectives in all Maths Specifications Recall and use. AO1 45% - 55% Select and apply methods in context. AO2 AO3 25% - 35% Interpret/ analysis problems and develop a strategy to solve. What does this mean in terms of study and exam preparation? Consider Pythagoras Calculate length x in the following triangle. Question 8a November 2014 (4) 15% - 25% Question 17a November 2014(4) A triangle has sides of length 6cm, 8cm and 10 cm. Will this triangle be a right angled triangle? Explain your reasoning. QWC questions (*). Show full working in every question. An answer only will not gain any marks if it is wrong Calculate the volume of the toy. ……marking schedule Read the question carefully and highlight key information like units and rounding.