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Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free percentage change worksheet of 44 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the percentage change worksheet contains 36 skills-based percentage change questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 4 applied percentage change questions with a mix of word problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style questions on  percentage change
  • Answers and a mark scheme for all percentage change practice questions are provided
  • Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All maths resources created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers

Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Percentage change at a glance

 

Percentage change is the overall term for percentage increase and decrease. When something is increased by a given percentage, we can use mental calculation strategies or the percentage multiplier method to calculate its new value. For example, if something costs £35 and is increased by 20%, to find the new price we could either find 20% of £35 and add this to the original amount or work out 1.20 35. 

 

If we were required instead to decrease by 20%, we could use subtraction from the original value, or use the percentage multiplier 0.8 (a 20% reduction means we are finding 80% of the original amount). 

 

Sometimes, students are required to find the percentage change – for example, given the original and new values, calculate percentage profit or percentage loss. Extending this topic further, students study the reverse process – given the new number and the percentage change, work backwards to find the original number.

 

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional number worksheets, for example a rounding to decimal places worksheet or a standard form worksheet.

 

 

For more teaching and learning support on Number our GCSE maths lessons provide step by step guides for all GCSE maths concepts.

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