Following an **earlier post on multiple choice questions**, I thought it would be useful to put a selection together for older students. I have reproduced this below and it has been added to the A Level 16+ series of pages.

From OCR (MEI) their **Foundations of Advanced Mathematics** level 2 qualification covers arithmetic, algebra, graphs, trigonometry and statistics. Assessment is by a two hour examination which consists of 40 multiple choice questions. **As OCR suggest** these questions could be used for diagnostic tests.

Choose **Past Papers, mark schemes and reports**. Papers and mark schemes from June 2007 are freely available .

We could of course illustrate the solution well with **a little use of technology**!

A source of multiple choice A Level questions, particularly for **Pure Mathematics is Diagnostic Questions**; see for example this quiz I created on **Logarithms and Exponentials**.

**The UKMT Maths Challenge** questions are excellent for students of all ages. **This post** includes a selection of links and resources to access the Maths Challenges.

For superb resources for the Oxford Admissions test multiple choice questions see these **Underground Mathematics Review Questions** where you will find not only the questions but suggestions and complete solutions.

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

**University of London June 1986 Mathematics 1**

At the start of my teaching career I really liked 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.

**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.