GCSE maths exam questions: How did you do?

The government has unveiled plans to shake-up the current GCSE system. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Changes to GCSEs will see fewer resits, less coursework, new grades and more exams, the government has announced.

The new exams will see a change in content for the exams in key subjects; English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, combined science, history and geography.

Earlier, we posed some GCSE maths questions from a past paper. See how you got on here:

1.Fill in the spaces:

a) 407 + 28 = 435

b) 570 ÷ 10 = 57

c) 3 x 24 = 72


a) 4.7cm to millimetres: 47mm

b) 538cm to metres: 5.38m


a)(i) 13.5 + 5.72 =19.22

(ii) 3 - 1.4 = 1.6

b) Write these decimals in order of size, small first:

0.4, 0.59, 0.16, 0.05

0.05, 0.16, 0.4, 0.59

4.Work out:

a)(i) 10% of 320 = 32

(ii) 40% of 320 = 128

(iii) 5% of 320 = 16

b) There are 320 students in Year 10 in a school. 35% of these students come to school by bus. How many students come to school by bus? 112

A box contains some counters. 5 are red, 4 are black and 2 are yellow. George takes a counter from the box without looking.


(i) What is the probability that the counter is red? 5/11 or 0.45 or 45%

(ii) What is the probability that the counter is black or yellow? 6/11 or 0.54 or 54%

(iii) What is the probability that the counter is blue? 0

6a) Nita is making a fruit drink. She mixes apple juice and mango juice in the ratio. 3 : 1.

How much of each type of juice will she need to make 1 litre of the fruit drink? Give your answer in millilitres: Apple 750ml, Mango 250ml

b) Apple juice costs 56p for a 1 litre carton. Mango juice costs £1.20 for a 1 litre carton. A pack of 80 plastic cups costs £1. Nita sells her fruit drink at a school concert in 250ml cups for 60p each. She gives all the profit she makes to the school fund. Nita makes 80 cups of the fruit drink and sells them all. How much does she give to the school fund? £32.60