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KS5 Teaching Resources Index

This booklet will help your students transition from year 11 to year 12 more successfully. It includes topics that students will need to be confident with from GCSE to help them achieve in A Level.

Inspired by RISPs, I am going to be creating rich tasks to use with my year 12 class. I'll be adding to it regularly so make sure you keep checking for more!

We mostly follow the Pearson textbook for Edexcel for our maths A Level course. Rather than teaching the first chapter and a half, which many students hopefully won’t need, I have designed a baseline assessment and intervention booklet. The topics included are indices, surds, expanding and factorising, solving equations and inequalities, minimum points and functions.


The baseline assessment feeds into a question level analysis which informs students which sections of the intervention booklet they need to complete.


Lesson 1 - baseline assessment - 1 hour, 60 marks. Calculators may be used for some questions. The teacher marks them and makes notes on misconceptions to share with the group. Then fill in the question level analysis (sheet 1 of the spreadsheet). Individual QLAs will automatically populate - print the whole workbook so each student has their personal QLA for their folder.


Lesson 2 – The teacher should go through the baseline thoroughly. Students should make corrections and notes accordingly to support them with the intervention exercises.


Lessons 3 and 4 (possibly 5, and definitely homework!) - students should complete the corresponding AND SUBSEQUENT sections of each of the 12 topics in the intervention booklet. For example, if their QLA shows amber for simplifying indices, they would complete the amber AND green sections of that topic in the booklet. If they finish but need further practice, exercises in the textbook are at the bottom of each topic, and then they can complete the mixed exercise too.


This should make sure that no time is wasted and that students' individual gaps are filled.


I have included answers for both the baseline assessment and the intervention booklet. I hope you find these new resources useful!

These resources have been designed to be used by teachers as normal teaching resources or by students through flipped learning. The resources cover basic teaching points in all cases to be adapted for whichever exam board you use if you need to. 

Personally, I hope to use flipped learning this year so students arrive at my lesson having covered these basic teaching points at home so we can maximise lesson time and look at exam style questions and solutions.

If you can't find a topic, I haven't made it yet! Hopefully there's enough here to get you started. Follow me on Twitter or sign up to my newsletter (below) to be notified when more resources are added.

Year 1


Mathematical Proof


Surds and Indices

  • Indices

  • Surds

Quadratic Functions


Equations and Inequalities

  • Simultaneous Equations

  • Inequalities

Graphs and Transformations

  • Graphs of Functions

  • Transformations of Graphs

Coordinate Geometry

  • Linear Graphs

  • Circles


Binomial Expansion



  • Sine and Cosine Rules

  • Trig Review

  • Exact Values

  • Trig equations

  • Trig Identities


  • Introduction

  • Tangents, Normals and Stationary Points


Exponentials and Logarithms

  • Exponential equations

  • Exponential and logarithmic graphs

  • Logs




Revision Resources

I've collated a few links to free revision resources for the new A Level from around the world wide web. Most are practice exam questions, a few tutorials/videos and some full practice papers too.

Maths Genie

Videos, questions and solutions

Crash Maths

Practice papers

Naiker Maths

Practice papers

Physics and maths tutor

Select "Questions by topic"

Exam solutions

Tutorial videos and papers to practise

Dr Frost maths

Tutorial PowerPoints to help you revise

Mr Barton maths

Videos, questions, notes etc

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