This video is a quick walkthrough of some popular mock GCSE maths questions, that are worthwhile practicing …. please do
– stop the video
– work through the questions
– compare your solutions
I hope the video helps and please do leave a comment – thanks!
Download a copy of the questions here: GCSE Maths Mock – Quick Test Grade 5A QUESTIONS
Here’s a copy of the written answers: GCSE Maths Mock – Quick Test Grade 5A ANSWERS
Here’s the questions (unfortunately without diagrams):
1. Draw your own distance – time graph using the information below. Use the same grid to show both journeys, and clearly label your graph.
– 1. Carrie left school at 4.00pm, to walk home.
– 2. Carrie lives 2 miles from school.
– 3. Carrie walks at a speed of 4mph
– 4. After ¼ of an hour Carrie stops to talk to a friend for 30 minutes.
– 5. Carrie then walks the rest of the way home.
– 1. Josh left school at 4.00pm, to cycle home.
– 2. Josh lives 4 miles from school.
– 3. Josh cycles at a speed of 8mph
– 4. After 2 miles, Josh decides to stop at the park
– 5. Josh stays at the skate park for ½ an hour
– 6. Josh then cycles the rest of the way
2. Solve x^2 – 8x + 12 = 0
3. Material A has a density of 5g/cm³. Material B has a density of 3.1g/cm³. 380g of Material A and 1.24kg of Material B form Material C. Work out the density of Material C. Give your answer correct to 1 decimal place.
4. (a) Write 6.5 x 10^-4 as an ordinary number
(b) Work out the value of (5.4 x 10^4) x (2.3 x 10^3). Give your answer in standard form.
(c) Work out the value of (3.5 x 10^7) (7 x 10^2). Give your answer in standard form.
5. In a sale, the normal price of a PS4 is reduced by 15%. The sale price of the PS4 is £195.50. Work out the normal price of the PS4.
6. (a) Expand and simplify (6p – 4)(p – 3)
(b) Factorise x^2 + 4x – 77
7. Here is the graph of y = x^2 +2x – 3
(a) Write down the turning point of the graph y = x^2 +2x – 3
(b) Use the graph to find the roots of the equation x^2 +2x – 3 = 0
8. (a) Complete the table of values for y = x^2 + 2
(b) On the grid, draw the graph of y = x^2 + 2
Here’s the timestamp:
0:30 Q1 Distance Time
4:34 Q2 Solving
5:41 Q3 Density
8:39 Q4 Standard form
11:39 Q5 Reverse Percentage
12:45 Q6 Expand & simplify
14:20 Q7 Quadratic graph
15:33 Q8 Plotting quadratic
These types of questions appear in all the main GCSE exam boards – Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Educas – and are fairly common for calculator papers.
- Always work methodically and show your working
- Why is that information in the first few lines?
- Check your calculations
- Is it a reasonable answer?
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