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New questions follow the GCSE advanced information
Now that the exam boards have released their advanced information for 2022 past GCSE maths papers require some adaptation by teachers to ensure they focus just on the topics that will be tested this year.
To save teachers’ time and additional resources, we’ve created a set of free practice paper equivalent to your usual GCSE past papers, but focusing just on the topics from the GCSE exams 2022 advance information for maths.
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 practice questions on the foundation papers (aimed at grades 1-5) cover exclusively topics from the advance information for foundation from each exam board.
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.
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 2022 specifically drawing on the Edexcel, OCR, and AQA specification.
Given the similarity of many of the boards advance information topics, schools following IGCSE, WJEC or CCEA will still find them useful.
You can download the past GCSE maths papers we have already below by clicking the ‘download free’ link and providing your email address.
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.
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.
Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: Edexcel (from Pearson)
Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: AQA
Foundation and Higher maths papers available here: OCR
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.
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.
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