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.

Carrie’s Journey

– 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.

Josh’s Journey

– 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:

0:00 Intro

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.

**Top Tips!**

- 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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