GCSE Maths Paper 3 2023

Preparation for GCSE Paper 3, Wednesday 14th June 2023, see also GCSE Revision 2023.

We will start with the legend – Corbett Maths

An important reminder from Graham Cumming:

Resources for each of AQA, Edexcel, and OCR follow.

Two practice papers for AQA from Pete Mattock based on his analysis of the first two papers.

A practice paper and solutions are available for AQA Paper 3H.

Ist Class Maths has created student-friendly versions of Key Topics for both AQA and Edexcel:

From 1st Class Maths, Paper 3 Key topics for AQA and Edexcel are here, you can also see the publication dates for practice papers.

From Third Space Learning, practice papers for AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Note that “Set 1A and Set 1B maths past papers are based on topics from the GCSE Advanced Information 2022; Set 2 onwards are aimed at those sitting their 2023 GCSE maths exam.”

1st Class Maths has provided a spreadsheet of key topics for Paper 3.

See also the student-friendly versions for both AQA and Edexcel:

From JustMaths – Paper 3 Hit Lists:

On the Third Space Learning blog, see the post from Christine Norledge on “GCSE Maths Paper 2 2023: Summary Of Topics, Questions & Planning For Paper 3” (Edexcel)

From Third Space Learning, practice papers for AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Note that “Set 1A and Set 1B maths past papers are based on topics from the GCSE Advanced Information 2022; Set 2 onwards are aimed at those sitting their 2023 GCSE maths exam.”

From DrFrost Maths, we have a GCSE Higher Tier Predicted Paper 3.

An online version is also available:

In the PixiMaths Revision zone, Edexcel higher and Foundation papers:

From Maths Planner, Edexcel Paper 3 Practice Papers for Foundation and Higher complete with fully worked solutions.

Hannah Kettle’s Foundation Paper 3 is available with solutions on YouTube:

..and Higher

The GCSE Maths Tutor has created Paper 3 Practice booklets for Edexcel.

Megan Hibbert has created a revision mat for Edexcel paper 3,

Megan Hibbert – Edexcel Paper 3 Revision Mat

From Matt Woodfine on Maths White Board:

From Richard Morley, updated Edexcel Paper 3 prioritised Foundation and Higher revision lists with QR codes to revision videos.

Miss Pounder has used the analysis from 1st Class Maths and Just Maths to create an Edexcel higher paper 3 revision mat, note this is currently only in Microsoft Publisher Format and solutions are not provided.

From Gemma Heald, unseen topics and collated questions from June 17-19 for OCR.

From Dave Taylor, see his OCR resources and note his suggested topics here:

Dave Taylor OCR P6 Mat

From Third Space Learning, practice papers for AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Note that “Set 1A and Set 1B maths past papers are based on topics from the GCSE Advanced Information 2022; Set 2 onwards are aimed at those sitting their 2023 GCSE maths exam.”

Mathematical Miscellany #84


From Naikermaths, A Level ‘Best Guess’ Papers and Mark Schemes for Papers 1 and 2. It’s great to see that very clear disclaimer on the front page. These look like great practice papers.

To quote Naikermaths:

……..nobody can predict a paper. However, this paper is created based on high frequency of topics and trend from previous years. Some topics or similar skills from this paper may appear in Paper 2 and vice versa, or may not.


I have added this to my post A Level Maths and Further Maths 2023.

Dr Tom Bennison

For AQA Level 2 Further Maths, Dr Tom Bennison has now published a practice paper, see his post, Exams 2023 Resources.

I have added Tom’s paper to this AQA Level 2 Further Maths collection.

On June 1st, it’s an ideal day to recommend Wayne Chadburn’s great calendars – A little bit of maths each day. He writes these calendars to provide regular, varied practice; three versions of each monthly calendar are available, Higher, Foundation Plus, and Foundation; answers are provided.

Wayne Chadburn

Tick Tock Maths – IGCSE Calculus

From Tick Tock Maths, it’s great to see new IGCSE resources, particularly for topics not on GCSE. See the top menu – Calculus (IGCSE). This resource has been added to my IGCSE collection. This also includes the recent paper 2 practice questions from Addvance Maths.

For IGCSE – See AddvanceMaths.com

A reminder that MEI’s Calculator Crunch is later this month. The Calculator Crunch resources are great for Year 6 – Year 7 transition.

Calculator Crunch 2022

A Level Maths & Further Maths 2023

For Further Maths, some students will be taking Decision Maths papers, Decision Maths resources can be found using these pages Decision Maths and Decision Maths – Teaching Resources.

A reminder that the following posts all include revision resources for A Level Maths and Further Maths.

Exams Weeks 2 and 3


We must start by saying congratulations and Happy Birthday to MathsBot! Jonathan Hall has been providing us with this amazing site for 10 years, thank you so much, Jonathan!

In week 2 we have Maths AS Paper 2 Statistics and Mechanics and A Level Further Maths Paper 1, looking ahead to Week 3 after half term, we have Further Maths Paper 2, A Level Maths Paper 1, Core Maths Paper 1 and GCSE Maths Paper 2.

For many further resources see GCSE Revision 2023

Recent Practice Papers, warm-ups and Checklists given that paper 1 is complete:

From Christine Norledge on Third Space Learning blog: Edexcel Paper 1 analysis with recommended revision list for papers 2 and 3.

IFrom Adam Mercer, “Starting Strong” for Edexcel foundation pupils.

See Corbettmaths GCSE Maths Summer 2023, we now have Edexcel, AQA paper 2 and 3 preparation materials and OCR papers 2, 3, 5, and 6. The material includes interactive revision checklists, (select a topic for an explanation on that topic) and Foundation and Higher Preparation Papers.

The interactive lists link directly to the appropriate video, note the video number and then find that in the list of contents on the videos and worksheets page for practice questions.

As there are 3 papers, it is almost certain that topics from paper 1 may appear again, so definitely make sure you revise everything.

John Corbett

Calculator revision mats from Jo Morgan:

IFrom First Class Maths a practice paper for Edexcel Paper 2H is now available. I do like the disclaimer on the front page, we cannot know what content will be examined – the best strategy is to revise everything! The paper has been created “with a careful analysis of the most common paper 2/3 topics from previous years and also careful analysis of what topics have already appeared in paper 1.”

Note the timetable for the estimated dates for release of the practice papers and the Paper 2 key topics documents.

Mr White has used the Edexcel analysis from 1st Class Maths (Key Topics for Paper 2 based on Paper 1 Analysis and previous trends) to create this list of Maths Genie links for the top 20 topics in Edexcel. Note the tabs on the spreadsheet – we have a list for Higher and also for Foundation.

And using that analysis, Jenny Hill-Parker has created these resources for Edexcel Foundation and Higher:

Jenny Hill-Parker

Foundation practice questions and solutions

and here we have Jenny’s higher questions and solutions.


PixiMaths Practice Papers “to help you revise for papers 2 and 3 Edexcel Maths GCSE for summer 2023 based on topics that we have seen in paper 1.”

With that important reminder for students on the front page:

GCSE Maths Tutor – 2023 Paper 2 Checklist – choose Get the free checklist, then you can choose your exam board, Edexcel, AQA, OCR, IGCSE and WJEC.

iAQA and Edexcel Practice Papers from @mathsplanner, Foundation solutions are available, higher will follow.

Mr Neill – OCR

For OCR, see Mr Neill’s suggested practice questions for Foundations and Higher for Paper 2.

Remember that Mr Neill has this brilliant resource, all Edexcel, AQA and OCR GCSE maths questions by topic with answers from June 2017 to Nov 2020 (9-1), available all on pdf, PowerPoint or Promethean.

Mr Neill

Dave Taylor – OCR Revision Mat

Dave Taylor has used his list of topics to create a revision mat for OCR.


We also have papers and video solutions from @onmathsuk.

Very helpfully, onmaths has an online paper and video solutions for Foundation and Higher AQA, Edexcel, and OCR (downloads are available for subscribers)

From Matt Woodfine a collection of resources for AQA Paper 2

Also available are online 15-question online tests which assess different skills from the various checklists that have been shared that aim to tackle high-frequency topics or key skills. Tests are available for AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and WJEC; it is also possible to get a pdf copy of the test and answers. Goto this page, if you have the number for your chosen test choose click here from the statement “If you happen to know the MWB task number already (ideal if you have already set a homework to one group and would like to set it to a second group), please click here.” You will then be invited to enter the code for the test you want.

The link to the tests and a full list of available tests are available here.

S lp has created some Foundation “Lessons” focussed on the 4 and 5 star topics. from @1stclassmaths‘s predicted topics on MWB, @MattTheApp.

Pete Mattock has created two AQA practice calculator papers, based on his analysis of paper 1.

Casio have free webinars for GCSE Higher on 30th May and for A Level on 1st June, the webinars will have a focus on the correct use of the calculator, for A Level the calculator will be the CG50.

For IGCSE – See AddvanceMaths.com

Thinking about half term ahead, I do like this thoughtful blog post from Dani Quinn, that is a very important point about being careful what we send our students home with. Overwhelming them with too much work for which they can’t get feedback is not helpful for students studying alone.

For A Level, see A Level Maths & Further Maths 2023.

Examinations 2023

This week is week 1 of the examination season and in this first week, we see AS Maths, AS Further Maths and the first GCSE paper.

Emily Rae (@ECRMaths) has created warm-up grids for AQA Further Maths, one for Core Pure and one for Discrete and Statistics. Answers are included.

Stuart Price has created a great set of resources for A Level Pure Maths on sxpmaths, it’s great to see question collections on modelling and contextual questions.

The following posts all include revision resources for GCSE Maths, A Level Maths and Further Maths.