#### 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)

- Number and Place Value (including rounding 10,100, 1000, decimal places)
- Decimal, Fraction, Ratio, Percentage Equivalence
- Ordering and Comparing Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Fraction, Decimal and Percentage Conversions
- Directed Numbers
- Odd, Even, Multiples, Factors and Primes
- Prime Factors
- Square, Square Root, Cube, Index Notation
- Standard Form
- Using A Calculator
- Order of Operations/ BIDMAS
- Four Rules of Number (Including Decimals, Fractions, Negative Numbers)
- Ratio and Proportion
- Long Multiplication & Long Division
- Recurring Decimals
- Estimation (by rounding to 1sf)
- Reading Tables ( eg including bus/rail timetables; holiday booking information)
- Money: (Household Finance: Including bills, VAT, wages, exchange rates, appreciation and depreciation)
- Simple Interest
- Profit and Loss
- Foreign Currencies and Exchange Rates
- Venn Diagrams
- Number Patterns and Sequences
- nth term
- Conversion Graphs
- Travel Graphs
- Real Life Graphs
- Coordinates
- Straight Line Graphs
- Substitution into Formulae
- Simplifying Expressions, Collecting Like Terms
- Expanding Brackets
- Linear Equations
- 2D Shapes & Angles
- Nets
- 3D Shapes
- Accurate Drawing
- Constructions (including Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles)
- Symmetry (Line and Rotation)
- Angles – At a Point, Angles on a Straight Line
- Angles – Parallel Lines
- Polygons
- Harder Coordinates (Midpoint of a Line, 4
^{th}vertex of a parallelogram) - Reflection
- Rotation
- Enlargement
- Translation
- Tiling & Tessellation
- Maps, Scale Drawings & Bearings
- Metric Units
- 12 and 24 hour Time
- Metric and Imperial Units (Must know 8km5 miles, 1kg2lb, 1 litre1.75pints)
- Reading and Interpreting Scales
- Speed
- Area – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles and Irregular shapes
- Area – Parallelogram and Trapezium
- Area & Circumference of a Circle
- Surface Area
- Volumes of Cubes and Cuboids
- Collecting and Representing Data
- Questionnaires (Fairness & Bias)
- Discrete & Continuous Data
- Tallying, Pictograms, Bar Charts & Vertical Line Diagrams
- Pie Charts
- Line Graphs
- Temperature Charts
- Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
- Mean, Median, Mode & Range
- Misleading Graphs
- Probability Vocabulary (fair, even, unlikely, certain, likely, impossible)
- Probability Scale, Relative Frequency, Total Probability = 1
- Probability Space Diagrams/ Venn Diagrams