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: QT Quick Test 2 – to grade 4
Here’s a copy of the written answers: QT Quick Test 2 to grade 4 ANSWERS
Here’s the timeline:
2:40 Exterior angle
4:15 HCF LCM
6:50 Average frequency table
10:18 Percentage profit
10:52 Exchange rates
11:24 Alternate angle
13:55 Forming an equation
Here’s the questions (without the drawings!)
1. Find the total volume of the triangular prism shown.
2. The first five terms of a sequence are
33 28 23 18 13
(a) Find the value of the first negative number in the sequence
(b) Find an expression, in terms of n, for the nth term of the sequence
3. Work out the size of the exterior angle of a regular octagon.
4. A circle has a radius of 11cm. Work out the circumference of the circle. Give your answer in terms of .
5. Find the highest common factor (HCF) and lowest common multiple (LCM) of 120 and 150.
6. Joe measured the height of the flowers in his garden. He added the information to the following chart.
(a) Find the class interval that contains the mode
(b) Work out an estimate for the mean height of the flowers in Joe’s garden
7. Aishu buys a house for £180 000. She sells the house for £192600. Calculate the percentage profit Aishu makes when she sells the house.
8. Julie goes on holiday to Italy. The exchange rate is £1 = €1.18. She changes £250 into Euros (€). Work out how many Euros Julie receives.
9. Write down the size of angle x. Give a reason for your answer.
10. Miss Jones wants to buy a calculator for every student in year 10. There are 108 students in year 10. Each calculator costs £11.95. Work out an estimate for the amount of money Miss Jones will spend on calculators.
11. Work out 125% of 180.
12. The lengths of the sides of a triangle are 2x + 4, 2x + 7 and 2x – 5.
(a) Write down an expression for the perimeter of the triangle
(b) The perimeter of the triangle is 26cm. Calculate the value of x.
(c) Calculate the length of each side of the triangle.
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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