Mathematics Exam Advice

  • The first piece of advice is to read questions carefully. Don’t glance at a question and go off writing: take a moment to understand what you have been asked to do.
  • Don’t use tippex; instead draw a simple line(s) through work that you think is incorrect. 
  • For equations, check your solution by substituting your solution into the original equation. If your answer is wrong and you know it is wrong: write that on your script.

If you do have time at the end of the exam, go through each of your answers and ask yourself:

  1. have I answered the question that was asked?
  2. does my answer make sense?
  3. check your answer (e.g. differentiate/antidifferentiate an antiderivative/derivative, substitute your solution into equations, check your answer against a rough estimate, or what a picture is telling you, etc)

Week 12

On Monday, and Wednesday PM, we finished the module by looking at triple integrals.

The Wednesday 09:00 lecture was a tutorial along with most of Wednesday PM and the Thursday class.

Week 13

Monday is a bank holiday.

In the Wednesday 09:00 lecture we will work on the Summer 2018 Paper and hopefully finish it before the end of the Thursday 10:00 lecture.

If we finish the Summer 2018 paper early (unlikely), any extra time will be dedicated to one-to-one help.

Exam Papers

These are not always found in your programme selection — most of the time you will have to look here.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..