If you haven’t done a maths exam for a while, or had anyone living with you who is studying for one, you might be curious about what goes into a GCSE maths paper these days. Here’s a chance to test yourself with these 20 questions taken from last year’s real papers.
We can’t replicate exam conditions. In the real world, pupils taking GCSE maths have to sit four-and-a-half hours of exams. Ninety minutes of that is a paper for which they aren’t allowed calculators.
And, unlike an online quiz, none of the papers are wholly multiple choice, and pupils have to show their working to earn full marks. But after taking this quiz you’ll have a feel for some of the kinds of maths questions students in England and Wales are expected to answer.
Good luck – and let us know how you get on in the comments.
[Source for questions: AQA’s 2017 GCSE papers.]