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Where will I find 'common' questions for Foundation and Higher tier papers?

Discussion in 'Science' started by mathsmum, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. mathsmum

    mathsmum New commenter

    Hi
    I am looking for questions from specimen GCSE 9-1 science papers that are in both Foundation and Higher papers. Other than printing out both and looking for the common ones, is there a separate resource anywhere please?
    We are home educating and want some assessment materials to choose the most appropriate tier for the AQA separate science GCSEs.
    Many thanks for any assistance - my specialism is Maths so not as familiar with the resources.
     
  2. The_Count

    The_Count New commenter

    No not really. The specimen papers suggest that the style of questions has changed substantially in switching to the new syllabus. You can look at the legacy past papers and pick out questions from these but they are not necessarily going to be a good match. schools will often have access to exam board databases of old questions on different topics but it would be difficult to get access to these as a home educator.
     
  3. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    I don't understand why you would want "common" questions in this scenario. Surely you want to know if your tutee (?) should do higher or foundation tier, the questions that are common to both would be redundant. Wouldn't it be easier to give them a higher tier paper and just see if they can access all of it?
     
  4. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Thought the same.
     

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