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AQA GCSE MATHEMATICS Exam

Introduction

GCSE Mathematics exam is divided into 3 papers. Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper with Paper 2 and 3 being calculator. Students can choose between doing the Foundation papers (grades 1-5) or the higher tier (grades 4 – 9). All questions papers must be taken from the same tier. Each paper will test the student on the topics within Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics.

Paper 1

Non-Calculator
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks

Questions will be a mix of short, single mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the student progresses through the paper.

Paper 2

Calculators allowed
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks

Questions will be a mix of short, single mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the student progresses through the paper.

Paper 3

Calculators allowed
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks

Questions will be a mix of short, single mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the student progresses through the paper.

Assessment details

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