Specifications and formulas to learn

Smart QLAs (for registered schools only)

Note: Even if Question-Level Analysis (QLA) spreadsheets could be populated in zero time, the use of QLAs ought to come with a health warning. While there are benefits that can arise from their use, QLAs can also result in unintended consequences if not used appropriately! If you do wish to use QLAs however, read on…

Once populated, BossMaths QLA spreadsheets (linked in the table below) instantly generate personalised printouts for each student. There is NO NEED to upload the spreadsheet to the website; you simply print straight from Excel. The personalised printouts contain references to BossMaths lessons linked to each question.

Expand the box below to see examples of the personalised sheets for two students. Note that on each student’s second page, the QLA intelligently suggests areas for students to prioritise. These priority areas are “low-hanging fruit” i.e. they are based on questions on which students are most likely to be able to gain ‘easy’ marks.

Examples of personalised student printouts...

In the table below you find class and cohort versions of each QLA. The class QLAs (typically around 1 MB) can take data for up to 40 students while the cohort QLAs (typically around 5 MB) can take data for up to 300 students. The QLAs are otherwise identical. Because of the formulas in the spreadsheets, older computers may struggle to load or run the cohort QLAs, but should be fine with the class QLAs.

Past papers, mark schemes, grade boundaries, and QLA links

Start typing in the search box to instantly filter by exam board, year, tier and month/season of sitting—e.g. OCR summer 2017 higher instantly brings up links to the relevant papers.

YearSittingBoardTierLinksQLAs987654321Other
2019JuneAQAHigherFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
206
(86%)
171
(71%)
136
(57%)
105
(44%)
74
(31%)
43
(18%)
27
(11%)
Summer May
2019JuneAQAFoundationFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
157
(65%)
122
(51%)
89
(37%)
57
(24%)
25
(10%)
Summer May
2019JuneEdexcelHigherFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
198
(83%)
167
(70%)
137
(57%)
108
(45%)
80
(33%)
52
(22%)
38
(16%)
Summer May Pearson
2019JuneEdexcelFoundationFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
184
(77%)
149
(62%)
111
(46%)
73
(30%)
36
(15%)
Summer May Pearson
2019JuneOCRHigherFor centres only256
(85%)
213
(71%)
171
(57%)
136
(45%)
102
(34%)
68
(23%)
51
(17%)
Summer May
2019JuneOCRFoundationFor centres only189
(63%)
144
(48%)
104
(35%)
64
(21%)
24
(8%)
Summer May
2018NovemberAQAHigherFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
194
(81%)
160
(67%)
126
(53%)
96
(40%)
66
(28%)
37
(15%)
22
(9%)
Autumn Winter
2018NovemberAQAFoundationFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
153
(64%)
121
(50%)
88
(37%)
56
(23%)
24
(10%)
Autumn Winter
2018NovemberEdexcelHigher1H | MS
2H | MS
3H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
194
(81%)
159
(66%)
125
(52%)
95
(40%)
66
(28%)
37
(15%)
22
(9%)
Autumn Winter Pearson
2018NovemberEdexcelFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
167
(70%)
132
(55%)
96
(40%)
61
(25%)
26
(11%)
Autumn Winter Pearson
2018NovemberOCRHigherFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
239
(80%)
193
(64%)
147
(49%)
118
(39%)
90
(30%)
62
(21%)
48
(16%)
Autumn Winter
2018NovemberOCRFoundationFor centres onlyCohort QLA
Class QLA
180
(60%)
154
(51%)
113
(38%)
72
(24%)
31
(10%)
Autumn Winter
2018JuneAQAHigher1H | MS
2H | MS
3H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
201
(84%)
169
(70%)
138
(58%)
107
(45%)
77
(32%)
47
(20%)
32
(13%)
Summer May
2018JuneAQAFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
161
(67%)
125
(52%)
92
(38%)
59
(25%)
27
(11%)
Summer May
2018JuneEdexcelHigherLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
202
(84%)
170
(71%)
139
(58%)
109
(45%)
79
(33%)
50
(21%)
35
(15%)
Summer May Pearson
2018JuneEdexcelFoundationLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
169
(70%)
136
(57%)
101
(42%)
66
(28%)
31
(13%)
Summer May Pearson
2018JuneOCRHigher4H | MS
5H | MS
6H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
256
(85%)
210
(70%)
164
(55%)
129
(43%)
94
(31%)
60
(20%)
43
(14%)
Summer May
2018JuneOCRFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
187
(62%)
146
(49%)
105
(35%)
64
(21%)
24
(8%)
Summer May
2017NovemberAQAHigher1H | MS
2H | MS
3H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
194
(81%)
159
(66%)
124
(52%)
96
(40%)
68
(28%)
40
(17%)
26
(11%)
Autumn Winter
2017NovemberAQAFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
157
(65%)
127
(53%)
93
(39%)
59
(25%)
25
(10%)
Autumn Winter
2017NovemberEdexcelHigherLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
189
(79%)
150
(63%)
112
(47%)
85
(35%)
58
(24%)
32
(13%)
19
(8%)
Autumn Winter Pearson
2017NovemberEdexcelFoundationLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
145
(60%)
113
(47%)
83
(35%)
53
(22%)
23
(10%)
Autumn Winter Pearson
2017NovemberOCRHigher4H | MS
5H | MS
6H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
238
(79%)
191
(64%)
145
(48%)
111
(37%)
77
(26%)
44
(15%)
27
(9%)
Autumn Winter
2017NovemberOCRFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
149
(50%)
117
(39%)
85
(28%)
54
(18%)
23
(8%)
Autumn Winter
2017JuneAQAHigher1H | MS
2H | MS
3H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
189
(79%)
157
(65%)
125
(52%)
98
(41%)
72
(30%)
46
(19%)
33
(14%)
Summer May
2017JuneAQAFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
156
(65%)
124
(52%)
91
(38%)
59
(25%)
27
(11%)
Summer May
2017JuneEdexcelHigherLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
190
(79%)
157
(65%)
124
(52%)
96
(40%)
68
(28%)
41
(17%)
27
(11%)
Summer May Pearson
2017JuneEdexcelFoundationLinked zip fileCohort QLA
Class QLA
158
(66%)
122
(51%)
90
(38%)
58
(24%)
26
(11%)
Summer May Pearson
2017JuneOCRHigher4H | MS
5H | MS
6H | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
248
(83%)
203
(68%)
159
(53%)
121
(40%)
83
(28%)
46
(15%)
27
(9%)
Summer May
2017JuneOCRFoundation1F | MS
2F | MS
3F | MS
Cohort QLA
Class QLA
174
(58%)
126
(42%)
93
(31%)
60
(20%)
28
(9%)
Summer May