A Level Maths – Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice questions can be a useful resource for revision, this collection is for A Level mathematics.

I have often mentioned Gareth Westwater’s site, Westie’s Workshop, recent additions include compilations of AQA multiple choice questions, we have Pure, Statistics, and Mechanics.

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.

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.

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

The UK Maths Challenges provide a wonderful library of multiple choice problems; you can practice for the UK Maths Challenges including the past papers for the Senior Challenges. Questions and full solutions are provided.

As well as a full solution that does not use the multiple-choice answers further ideas are given for investigation.

Looking at some A Level texts From Hodder, we see My Revision Notes – Mathematics. The series includes the following books. In each case look for the Quick Links on the left – see Answers and full worked solutions. Questions and fully worked solutions for each section of the book are provided, whilst the documents refer to the books, they are complete in themselves.

When you select Answers and full worked solutions for any book, see AQA Pure for example, as well as the pdf document of questions with full worked solutions for the ‘Target your revision’, ‘Exam-style’ and ‘Review’ questions, you will also find test yourself multiple-choice questions for each section.

Hodder – My Revision Notes series

Hodder Test Yourself example
Hodder – Test Yourself example

These work interactively, the correct answer with reasoning is provided and also explanations as to why the other responses are incorrect.

Digging into the archives….

June 86
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.

Multiple Choice Example

For questions 1 to 20, candidates had to select one answer from 5 and for questions 21-30 the instructions were as follows.
June 86 Mathematics 1

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.
Colleen Young answers

Note the comment from Graham Cummings below, there are further papers available in 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.

My search for multiple-choice questions returned this site from Uddingston Grammar Mathematics Department, the Scottish Higher resources include multiple-choice questions, each set of questions includes an answer key.

We will finish with some challenging questions for students chasing the highest grades:

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.

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