A trip down memory lane! (Edexcel’s Emporium has some papers from this era.)

Writing my earlier post on **Multiple Choice Questions** reminded me how much I used to like the first paper of the Mathematics A level from the University of London School Examinations Board – thirty multiple choice questions to complete in one hour, 15 minutes.

For questions 1 to 20, candidates had to select one answer from 5 and for questions 21-30 the instructions were as follows.

I will gradually upload these to create a collection of Multiple Choice questions, these could make good starters.

**University of London June 1986 Mathematics 1**

The pdf file here has the paper, followed by the exam board answers followed by notes from the 1986 version of me! These days I would illustrate with Desmos and/or WolframAlpha for example as well where appropriate.

Note the comment from Graham Cummings below, there are further papers available in the Edexcel’s Emporium:

The Emporium has some 17 multiple-choice question papers from the period 1988-1992 – by no means a complete set, but they range across the Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics syllabuses. You can find them in the “Pre-C2000” cabinet within GCE AS/A Level.

Signing up to **Mathematics Emporium** is highly recommended, note that it is a free website intended for the use of teachers of mathematics in secondary schools, **regardless of what board you use**. **Register for an account** and ensure you supply a correct centre e-mail address in your name for verification, your centre name and centre number.

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The Emporium has some 17 multiple-choice question papers from the period 1988-1992 – by no means a complete set, but they range across the Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics syllabuses. You can find them in the “Pre-C2000” cabinet within GCE AS/A Level. We don’t have the one from 1986, though a good find!

Thank you so much Graham, you’ll see I have included your comment in the post; I’ll check what you have and see if I have any more missing ones!

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