Almost all the material available here is the result of a search using google. With google search operators you can find a lot of resources you need like ebook, past paper etc. In this guide we will share how to find educational resources on the Internet.
The powers of searching, collecting and sharing
How to Find Educational Resources on the Internet:
- Opening a website that provide the resources.
- Searching on google by using the unique character.
- Ask, request, exchange or trade in the forum or social media.
- Buy at the education store.
Part 1 – Opening a website that provide the resources
There are many websites that provide the resources, such as the official website of the exam board or community website.
www.cambridgeinternational.org is the official website of Cambridge International Examination for Primary Cambridge, Cambridge Secondary 1, IGCSE, O-Level, A and AS Level, etc.
There you can find syllabus overview, past papers, examiner reports, specimen papers, syllabus updates, support materials, etc.
The official website of others:
- OCR – www.ocr.org.uk,
- Edexcel – qualifications.pearson.com
- AQA – www.aqa.org.uk
- IB – www.ibo.org
- HSC – www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au
- VCE – www.vcaa.vic.edu.au
- WACE – www.scsa.wa.edu.au
- PSAT, SAT, AP – www.collegeboard.org
- ACT – www.actstudent.org
If you do not find what you are looking for, you can open other websites:
- library genesis (Free ebooks download)
Part 2 – Searching on google by using the unique character
Search with the unique code like “M12/5/MATME/SP1/ENG/TZ1/XX” or “0580/22/M/J/12” (taken from IB and IGCSE Papers)
IB Papers Code
M12: May 2012
5: Group 5
MATME: Mathematics SL
SP1: Paper 1
ENG: English language
TZ1: Time Zone 1
CIE IGCSE Papers Code
22: Paper 2, second variant
M/J: May June
the results obtained by query: “M12/5/MATME/SP1/ENG/TZ1/XX” filetype:pdf
If you have the question only and want to know the paper code or the mark scheme, you can search with the phrase of the question.
the results obtained by query: “A lake has an area of 63 800 000 000 square metres”
Google search operators:
When you put a word or phrase in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes. Only use this if you’re looking for an exact word or phrase, otherwise you’ll exclude many helpful results by mistake.
Example: “imagine all the people”
If you include filetype:suffix in your query, Google will restrict the results to pages whose names end in suffix. For example, [ web page evaluation checklist filetype:pdf ] will return Adobe Acrobat pdf files that match the terms “web,” “page,” “evaluation,” and “checklist.” You can restrict the results to pages whose names end with pdf and doc by using the OR operator, e.g. [ email security filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc ].
Part 3 – Ask, request, exchange or trade in the forum or social media.
Part 4 – Buy at the education store.