Numeracy Past Papers

Up to date with the 2018 WJEC Specification

GCSE Maths Past Papers

Up to date with the 2018 WJEC Specification

GCSE Topic Booklets

Yes, all up to date with that new 2018 WJEC Specification

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GCSE specifications have changed a lot….  

Make sure you keep up to date. Take a look at our great resources to stay on track.

GCSE MATHS: What YOU NEED TO KNOW

Students in Wales are entered for two different mathematics GCSEs.

The first one is GCSE Mathematics Numeracy. This assesses ‘everyday life’ mathematics. It is ‘useful’ maths that you will need when you leave school such as booking holidays and working out discounts in shops. The questions can be quite wordy so it is important to practise as many past paper style questions as you can.

The second exam is the more traditional, procedural Mathematics GCSE. This is more skills based and gives you the maths that you need to progress with your studies should you wish to have a career in science or engineering for example.

You will need to sit four different mathematics exams altogether, as each of the two qualifications consists of two exams. Both unit 1s are non calculator and both unit 2s are calculator allowed exams.

If you are interested, the Specifications are here for Numeracy and for Mathematics.

On this website you will find lots of past papers for both GCSEs that you can work through together with prepared solutions. We have also included topic booklets, again with solutions, so that you can concentrate on the topics that you need to focus on. Printing these off and working through them will provide you with targeted revision. They are ALL WJEC questions so this really is the best preparation that you could do. Good luck!

 

RESOURCES FOR EXAM PREP

Below are 72 topic booklets of past paper WJEC GCSE maths questions. Printing these off and working through them will provide you with the best possible revision as you can focus your study on the sorts of questions that come up. They are ALL WJEC questions so this really is the best preparation that you could do. This list comes directly from the updated specification for exams from the summer of 2019. I’ve done all of the thinking and planning for you!

It is never too early to get organised. Get yourself set up with a revision timetable; see how many weeks you have got and then work out how many of these you need to do each week. After you have completed a booklet, click on my solutions and mark it. I’ve shown my workings and tried to give you hints and tips along the way to help. If the topic below is highlighted yellow that means it is only going to be examined on the mathematics paper. If it isn’t highlighted it could come up on both exams.

Topic List (if highlighted yellow it is GCSE Maths only)

  1. Number and Place Value (including rounding 10,100, 1000, decimal places)
  2. Decimal, Fraction, Ratio, Percentage Equivalence
  3. Ordering and Comparing Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  4. Fraction, Decimal and Percentage Conversions
  5. Directed Numbers
  6. Odd, Even, Multiples, Factors and Primes
  7. Prime Factors
  8. Square, Square Root, Cube, Index Notation
  9. Standard Form
  10. Using A Calculator
  11. Order of Operations/ BIDMAS
  12. Four Rules of Number (Including Decimals, Fractions, Negative Numbers)
  13. Ratio and Proportion
  14. Long Multiplication & Long Division
  15. Recurring Decimals
  16. Estimation (by rounding to 1sf)
  17. Reading Tables ( eg including bus/rail timetables; holiday booking information)
  18. Money: (Household Finance: Including bills, VAT, wages, exchange rates, appreciation and depreciation)
  19. Simple Interest
  20. Profit and Loss
  21. Foreign Currencies and Exchange Rates
  22. Venn Diagrams
  23. Number Patterns and Sequences
  24. nth term
  25. Conversion Graphs
  26. Travel Graphs
  27. Real Life Graphs
  28. Coordinates
  29. Straight Line Graphs
  30. Substitution into Formulae
  31. Simplifying Expressions, Collecting Like Terms
  32. Expanding Brackets
  33. Linear Equations
  34. 2D Shapes & Angles
  35. Nets
  36. 3D Shapes
  37. Accurate Drawing
  38. Constructions (including Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles)
  39. Symmetry (Line and Rotation)
  40. Angles – At a Point, Angles on a Straight Line
  41. Angles – Parallel Lines
  42. Polygons
  43. Harder Coordinates (Midpoint of a Line, 4th vertex of a parallelogram)
  44. Reflection
  45. Rotation
  46. Enlargement
  47. Translation
  48. Tiling & Tessellation
  49. Maps, Scale Drawings & Bearings
  50. Metric Units
  51. 12 and 24 hour Time
  52. Metric and Imperial Units (Must know 8km5 miles, 1kg2lb, 1 litre1.75pints)
  53. Reading and Interpreting Scales
  54. Speed
  55. Area – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles and Irregular shapes
  56. Area – Parallelogram and Trapezium
  57. Area & Circumference of a Circle
  58. Surface Area
  59. Volumes of Cubes and Cuboids
  60. Collecting and Representing Data
  61. Questionnaires (Fairness & Bias)
  62. Discrete & Continuous Data
  63. Tallying, Pictograms, Bar Charts & Vertical Line Diagrams
  64. Pie Charts
  65. Line Graphs
  66. Temperature Charts
  67. Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
  68. Mean, Median, Mode & Range
  69. Misleading Graphs
  70. Probability Vocabulary (fair, even, unlikely, certain, likely, impossible)
  71. Probability Scale, Relative Frequency, Total Probability = 1
  72. Probability Space Diagrams/ Venn Diagrams