All GCSE Maths past papers and mark schemes, samples and mock papers for all GCSE exam boards (Edexcel, OCR, AQA and WJEC) can be found below for both the higher and foundation courses. There are also model answers/worked solutions for all higher and foundation papers.
Due to Covid, the November 2020 paper is the same as the May 2020 paper and the November 2021 paper is the same as the May 2021 Paper. The GCSE Maths June 2023 papers are locked due to being used in school for mocks.
You can download the papers and marking schemes by clicking on the folders below. All older legacy papers (pre-2017) are also available.
GCSE are marked from grades 1-9. The grade boundaries are low, which make it quite easy for students to do well in GCSEs Maths. They fluctuate each year depends on how difficult/easy the students found the exam. The following can be used a rough guide:
9 = High A* which is approx 85%
8 = Low A* or high A grade which is approx 70%
7 = Low A grade which is approx 55%
6 = High B grade which is approx 45%
5 = Low B or high C grade which is approx 30%. A 5 is considered a "strong pass."
4 = Low C grade which is roughly 25%. This is considered a "pass."
3 = D or high E grade which is roughly 20%)
2 = Low E or high F grade which is roughly 15%
1 = Low F or G grade which is roughly 10%
U = Ungraded
For a detailed explanation on this click GCSE Edexcel Maths Grade Boundaries
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