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All The Best GCSE Maths Predicted Papers For 2022 / 2023: Free Downloads

Here we’ve gathered together all the best GCSE maths predicted papers from 2022 and earlier. Essentially, we are providing you with a one stop shop for the best GCSE predicted and practice papers around, complete with details of exactly what each set of papers offers and why we think you will find them useful.

Before you start, however, if you haven’t already downloaded Third Space Learning’s GCSE maths papers for 2022 grab them now as they’re all free.

November GCSE Maths Papers: Foundation and Higher (Edexcel)

November GCSE Maths Papers: Foundation and Higher (Edexcel)

Download this free pack of GCSE Maths predicted papers to help you to prepare for the November exams.

As we get stuck into a new academic year, preparing our next cohorts for the upcoming exams is at the forefront of our minds. Whether you have students taking resits in November 2022 or are planning forward to May 2023, you will be evaluating the success of your strategies last year and making plans for this year. 

Predicted papers and practice papers are a key part of preparation for the GCSE exams. In this blog, we will look at the best GCSE maths papers available online. We will delve into the specialist resources that can be found here at Third Space Learning as well as the best of what is on offer on other sites.

What are predicted maths papers

Predicted maths papers are a form of exam style papers that students can use to revise and practise exam technique. They include past exam papers from your chosen exam board, exam papers written by other providers and practice papers that you or someone you know has created themselves. Predicted and practice papers are extremely useful to students because they:

  • Provide the opportunity for revision and consolidation across a wide range of topics
  • Expose students to exam style questions
  • Give students the opportunity to practise exam technique
  • Get students used to moving confidently between topics
  • Help students learn to identify what questions are asking them to do

What’s special about predicted GCSE maths papers in 2022?

In our experience maths teachers have an endless appetite for practice GCSE maths papers to give their Year 11 in the run up to their GCSEs in June (and then again for November resits).

But for 2022 some of teachers existing practice GCSE maths papers needed significant adjustment in light of the GCSE Maths Advanced Information that was published by the exam boards. The exam boards had made a commitment to reduce the curriculum knowledge required for the 2022 GCSE cohort post pandemic and only include exam questions based on topics from the Advanced Information release.

To support this need Third Space Learning (and other providers) created practice papers in 2022 specifically focused specifically on those GCSE maths topics.

Running along side this we also produced several articles looking at the question topics and types coming up in each of the GCSE maths papers in 2022.

As the boards have also produced Advanced Information for the November 2022 exams we’ve now added a set of six November Edexcel maths papers for you to download (higher and foundation).

How to use GCSE maths predicted papers

Predicted papers are an important revision tool for students preparing for GCSE maths exams. For the summer and November 2022 exams, papers based on the advanced information provide the best opportunity for our students to revise topics that we know are going to appear in the exams.

Predicted and past papers can be used in a number of different ways and I would recommend a combination of these as the best preparation for your students. Some of the ways exam paper could be used are:

1. Sit a paper in exam conditions

Sitting an exam paper in exam conditions can help students to develop their exam technique and learn how and when marks are awarded. The paper could be marked by the class teacher or together as a class, either way there is value in sharing the mark scheme with your students.

 Understanding how the mark scheme is used by examiners can help students to appreciate that there is a lot of value in simply attempting GCSE maths questions. Writing down key pieces of information can result in a large percentage of marks being awarded without necessarily getting the answer fully correct. 

Papers sat in exam conditions can be used to identify the topics that students are more confident with, and those that require a little more support. This information can then be used to inform future planning. It is important that students are given time to reflect on their performance, either individually or as a class, and work on some of the topics that they found difficult. You could direct your students to the appropriate Third Space Learning revision guides and revision timetable template.

2. Walkthrough a paper as a class

Working through a paper as a class can be very beneficial. It gives you as the teacher the opportunity to share exam tips and techniques with your students as well as modelling how different types of questions should be answered. For your students, it can give them the confidence to attempt questions in a low stakes environment. 

3. Ask students to work through a paper independently, with access to books or online resources

Allowing students to practise papers in an open book environment will give them the opportunity to ask questions and work on topics that they are less confident with. Students should be directed to appropriate text book pages or online resources for each question, allowing them to independently revise that topic.

Our online revision guides contain worked examples, practice questions and exam style questions for each topic.

4. Work through a paper in a small group

Encouraging a group of students to work together through an exam paper can benefit those students in a number of ways. By explaining to each other and problem solving together, students can gain a deeper understanding of the topics they are working on. 

5. Giving students carefully selected questions from a paper

You might choose to do this for several reasons. Perhaps, through the analysis of other work, you have identified a number of topics that a large proportion of the class needs to work on. 

Or maybe you want to highlight methods and techniques that are common across a certain type of question, for example ratio and proportion questions. Focussing revision in the way is an effective tool for strengthening your students’ skill and resilience in targeted areas. 

6. Build a lesson/revision session around a question that covers multiple topics

It is important to expose students to questions that cover multiple topics. We often teach maths in a segmented way. This can leave students at a disadvantage when confronted with, for example, a probability question which requires the use of algebra.

 Drawing attention to questions which cover multiple topics will give students the tools and confidence to use a range of skills when attempting questions.

The most important thing when planning a lesson involving the use of exam papers is to remember that we want students to learn from the exam papers. They will learn best if they are given the chance to reflect on any feedback and work through the areas that they found difficult. 

List of the best GCSE maths past papers and GCSE maths predicted papers

1. Third Space Learning predicted papers 2022

Free GCSE maths predicted papers

Third Space Learning has a full set of foundation maths and higher maths GCSE papers for Edexcel, AQA and OCR for summer 2022.

And in addition there is now a set of Edexcel November 2022 predicted GCSE maths paper.

So 21 GCSE free maths papers in total with more to come.

These papers were written as true exam style papers, and so will continue to be useful for future cohorts of students who will not have access to advanced information from the exam boards. The papers cover a wide range of topics and provide invaluable  practice material for students to work through. 

These predicted maths papers are:

  • Based on the advanced information given by each board
  • Closely linked to other past papers for Edexcel gcse maths and the Edexcel specification
  • Written in the style of a real exam with:
    • Exam questions, increasing in difficulty through the paper
    • Similar proportions of number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics topics as real exam papers
    • A suitable mix of AO1, AO2 and AO3 style questions
  • Non-calculator paper 1 and calculator paper 2 and 3
  • Provided with a detailed mark scheme
  • Provided with a handy, easy to read cover sheet, explicitly linking each question to the topic given on the advance information and highlighting crossover topics between the foundation papers and the higher papers

New for this series, we have created an index for each question, with a link to other online GCSE maths resources available to revise each topic. This will provide a super way for your students to work independently. I can see the potential this has to be used in two different ways:

  • Allow the students to work through the paper in non-exam conditions. Any question that a student is unable to answer, they can follow the link to the online resource for that topic. 
  • Sit the paper under exam conditions. Once you have marked and returned the paper to the students, they can follow the link to the online resource for any question they didn’t answer or where they made a mistake.

Third Space Learning GCSE maths papers

The Third Space Learning GCSE maths papers are also offered to secondary schools using our online GCSE maths tutoring. While earlier lessons in Year 10 enable the GCSE maths tutor and student to work together on plugging gaps and conceptual understanding, the GCSE maths revision programme is very much focused on answering GCSE maths questions. From the first lesson a student will be learning how to approach, understand and tackle all the different sorts of questions they are likely to encounter in their GCSE exams.

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2. Maths Genie predicted papers 2022

Free GCSE maths predicted papers

Maths Genie has a wide selection of papers available, with predicted papers that they have produced both using the advance information this year and without advance information for previous years. A great place to go if you are looking to increase the number of exam papers you have available. The only drawback here is that they provide mainly Edexcel foundation and Edexcel higher resources. 

  • November 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel only
    • Foundation and Higher
    • Written as exam style papers
    • Model solutions
  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel only
    • Foundation and higher
    • Written as exam style papers
    • Model solutions
    • Video solutions
  • Other papers
    • Predicted Edexcel papers from 2014-2019, including some from the old spec (not based on advanced information)
    • Model solutions
  • Links to 1st class maths exam papers

Maths Genie predicted papers

3. Corbett Maths predicted papers 2022

Free GCSE maths predicted papers

Corbett maths produced set A and set B of predicted papers for each exam board for summer 2022. These were designed to be collections of revision questions based on the advanced information rather than exam style papers, meaning they contain more questions and are longer than other predicted papers. So far, Corbett maths have not produced any predicted papers for November 2022. 

  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel, AQA, OCR and CCEA
    • Foundation and higher
    • 2 sets of papers containing one question on each topic from the advanced information (not designed to replicate an exam paper)
    • Model solutions
    • You tube playlists based on the papers (not solutions)
  • Other papers
    • 4 sets of generic higher and foundation exam style papers, not linked to a specific exam board 
    • Model solutions

Corbett Maths predicted papers

4. 1st Class Maths predicted papers 2022

Free GCSE maths predicted papers

1st class maths produced predicted papers for Edexcel and AQA for summer 2022. Each exam paper has a set of video solutions. 

What they have: 

  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel and AQA GCSE papers
    • Foundation and higher
    • Written as exam style papers
    • Video solutions

1st class maths predicted papers

5. White Rose Maths predicted papers 2022

Free GCSE maths predicted papers

Most of the White Rose resources are available through a subscription but their predicted papers for summer 2022 are available for free. 

What they have:

  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel and AQA
    • Foundation and higher
    • Written as exam style papers
    • Mark schemes

White Rose Maths predicted papers

6. Maths Made Easy predicted papers 2022

GCSE maths predicted papers (not free)

Unlike the other providers Made Easy predicted papers are not free. have produced multiple November 2022 predicted papers for every exam board. However, these are not free and must be purchased from the site. What they have:

  • November 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC
    • Foundation and higher
    • 4 sets of predicted papers available for Edexcel, AQA and OCR
    • Mark schemes
    • Not free – must be purchased from the site
  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • These were produced but are no longer available on the Maths Made Easy site
  • Other papers
    • Edexcel and AQA grade 9 papers consisting of a range of grade 9 questions
    • Mark schemes

Maths Made Easy predicted papers

7. Onmaths predicted papers 2022

GCSE maths predicted papers (not free)

Onmaths have a large number of practice papers available however the free version is only one question at a time in an online format. You are able to pay to subscribe for access to full papers and more detailed solutions. 

What they have:

  • November 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel, AQA and OCR
    • Foundation and higher
    • Free version is only one question at a time in an online format
    • Basic answers follow each question
  • Summer 2022 predicted papers
    • Edexcel, AQA and OCR
    • Foundation and higher 
    • Free version is only one question at a time in an online format
    • Basic answers follow each question
  • Other papers
    • Predicted Edexcel, AQA and OCR higher and foundation papers for each year from 2016 onwards (not based on advance information)
    • Free version is only one question at a time in an online format
    • Basic answers follow each question

Individual Exam Boards Past Papers

Past exam papers for each exam board can be found on their individual websites. We’re including them on our list because they act as predicted papers and are great practice for students. They will also get students used to the layout and feel of exam papers for their exam board. 

Exam papers for each of the exam boards can be found here: 

8. Edexcel maths past papers

Edexcel

9. AQA maths past papers

AQA

10. OCR maths past papers

OCR

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Other useful Third Space Learning resources

We all know that practice papers are just one part of preparing our students for their exams. Here is a reminder of some of the other resources we have available:

GCSE maths revision guides 

Online lessons in a huge variety of topics, consisting of step by step guides, revision cards, worked examples, multiple choice practice questions with worked solutions and GCSE style questions with mark schemes. 

Explore our collection of maths revision guides.

GCSE maths worksheets

All of our worksheets contain a skills section, applied section and a selection of exam style questions. Answers and mark schemes are included with all of our worksheets. 

Explore our collection of GCSE Maths worksheets.

Guides on revision techniques

A number of helpful blogs can be found on our website. You could begin by checking out these ones: How to Revise for GCSE, How to Revise, Exam Techniques. You will find many helpful ideas for revision resources and revision material. 

Coming soon

We are continually developing our resources and adding new ones. Coming soon we have:

Fluent in Five – series of slides designed to be used every day. The slides build fluency and confidence in key topics across a week and are an excellent way to ensure students have a secure understanding of the building blocks of maths. 

Lesson Slides – fully adaptable lessons that can be taken by a teacher and used as they are or adapted to suit a particular class. These slides are carefully designed to cover all aspects of a topic with lots of built in practice and assessment opportunities.

Diagnostic Questions – sets of topic based multiple choice questions that have been designed to assess each of the key skills required to master the given topic. Each question has a correct answer and 3 carefully chosen incorrect answers that are designed to identify and highlight misconceptions.

Revision maps- a series of complete revision maps to help your students revise the key skills from each topic area. Each topic is broken down into a series of smaller topic areas which each contain sets of questions that cover all of the main skills in that topic. Our revision maps work alongside our online revision pages and come in higher and foundation.

Any maths papers we’ve missed ?

That completes the list of our favourite GCSE maths predicted and practice papers. If you know any that should be added, please let us know hello@thirdspacelearning.com.

We’ll finish by saying that the use of any predicted or practice papers is only one part of preparing our students for exams and that papers should be used sparingly alongside effective teaching and learning. The quality of the time spent on exam questions and exam papers is far more important than the number of papers completed. Why not try out some of our suggested ways to use exam papers with your students. 

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Beki Christian
Beki Christian
Maths Teacher and Author
Beki has 11 years experience teaching secondary Maths. She is currently working as a Maths tutor as well as writing resources and blog posts for Third Space Learning.
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November GCSE Maths Papers: Foundation and Higher (Edexcel)

November GCSE Maths Papers: Foundation and Higher (Edexcel)

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