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Past GCSE Maths Papers & Predicted Papers (FREE)

"These practice papers are amazing and really help with the craziness of this year!"
Zakiyyah Suleman, KS4 Maths Coordinator, Wanstead High School

Past GCSE Maths Papers & Predicted Papers (FREE)

Summer 2023 papers coming soon!

 

The advanced information released by the exam boards in 2022 meant that past GCSE maths papers require some adaptation by teachers to ensure they focus just on the topics to be tested last year.

 

To save teachers’ time and additional resources, we created a set of free practice papers equivalent to your usual GCSE past papers, but focusing just on the topics from the GCSE exams 2022 advance information for maths.

What’s in the ‘past’ GCSE maths papers

What’s in the ‘past’ GCSE maths papers

Each set of exam papers contains the three papers that your students will expect to find in their GCSE mathematics exam.

Includes a non calculator and two calculator papers.

The higher papers operate in the same way for those students targeting a grade 5-9.

Each specimen paper includes an exam questions index that relates the questions to the specific GCSE topics.

Answers and a mark scheme are included for both calculator and non calculator papers.

How to download the GCSE maths papers

All these ‘past’ papers have been written by maths teachers and examiners and we are releasing the question papers as soon as they have been written, checked and designed.

We will be providing these predicted papers for 2023 specifically drawing on the Edexcel, OCR, and AQA specification.

Schools following IGCSE, WJEC or CCEA will still find these papers useful.

You can download the past GCSE maths papers we have already below by clicking the ‘download free’ link and providing your email address.

Summer 2023 Practice Papers

Edexcel Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

Edexcel Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

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AQA Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

AQA Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

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OCR Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

OCR Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE Maths Pack 2023

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Edexcel GCSE maths papers for November Exams

Foundation Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Foundation Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Foundation and Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Foundation and Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 2 - November)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Edexcel GCSE maths papers

Foundation Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Foundation Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Higher Tier Edexcel GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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AQA GCSE maths papers

Foundation Tier AQA GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Foundation Tier AQA GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Higher Tier AQA GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Higher Tier AQA GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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OCR GCSE maths papers

Foundation Tier OCR GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Foundation Tier OCR GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 1: Calculator

Paper 2: Non Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

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Higher Tier OCR GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Higher Tier OCR GCSE Maths Pack 2022 (Set 1)

Paper 4: Calculator

Paper 5: Non Calculator

Paper 6: Calculator

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Summer GCSE Exams 2022 Advance Information

Edexcel, AQA and OCR Topic Sheets

Edexcel, AQA and OCR Topic Sheets

This resource summarises the GCSE maths advance information provided by Edexcel, AQA and OCR into single A4 printable pages. Includes topic sheets for Foundation and Higher Tiers. Topics in bold appear on both tiers - some of these may include the overlap questions that appear on both papers.

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Past GCSE maths papers available from all exam boards

If you’re still looking for GCSE past papers using the old spec ie the complete list of topics then they are all available for free from each of the exam boards. You should never need to pay for these.

Past GCSE maths papers available from all exam boards

Edexcel past GCSE maths papers

 

Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: Edexcel (from Pearson)

   

AQA past GCSE maths papers

 

Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: AQA

   

OCR past GCSE maths papers

 

Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: OCR

FAQs about past GCSE maths papers

What are the 3 GCSE maths papers?

The 3 GCSE maths papers are one non-calculator maths paper and 2 calculator maths papers for Foundation level, and one non-calculator maths paper and 2 calculator maths papers for higher level.

Are past gcse maths papers good revision?

Yes, past gcse maths papers are very useful as part of your revision to practise applying your knowledge and develop your exam technique. Your GCSE maths revision should also include lower stakes self quizzing (e.g. using flashcards), retrieval practice, and a structured revision timetable.

Is Edexcel harder than AQA? /Which is the easiest exam board?

Edexcel is not harder or easier than AQA or indeed any other exam board. Each exam board creates their exams based on the national curriculum and can have different styles of questions. This means that they can award marks in slightly different ways and have different accompanying revision material. It is worth exploring multiple exam boards in order to decide the best exam board for your students. There's lots of guidance and advice for teachers and SLT on the Third Space Learning blog including an article on the differences between the three main exam boards.

Looking for even more free GCSE maths revision support?

 

Free topic-based GCSE maths revision lessons including worked examples, common misconceptions and practice GCSE questions.

 

Free downloadable topic-based GCSE maths worksheets containing functional and applied reasoning questions, practice GCSE questions and word problems. All worksheets include answers and mark schemes.

Do you have KS4 students who need more focused attention to succeed at GCSE?

Help ease the pressure with a personalised revision programme for each of your target KS4 students.

Do you have KS4 students who need more focused attention to succeed at GCSE?

There will be students in your class who require individual attention to help them succeed in their maths GCSEs. In a class of 30, it’s not always easy to provide.

 

Help your students feel confident with exam-style questions and the strategies they’ll need to answer them correctly with our dedicated GCSE maths revision programme.

 

Lessons are selected to provide support where each student needs it most, and specially-trained GCSE maths tutors adapt the pitch and pace of each lesson. This ensure a personalised revision programme that raises grades and boosts confidence.

 

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