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Free Maths Past Exam Papers - Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12

PNG Insight has a comprehensive collection of past maths exam papers for Years (Grades) 8, 10 and 12. The past papers are free for students and teachers. They are the best resources for use in class or as revision guides.

How many people are accessing the past maths papers PDF?

Since 2020, many students and teachers have downloaded the free maths exam papers and answers. This is indicated by the number of downloads shown on the Maths Resources website, see the example via the link, also see the image below.

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Past Maths Exam Papers PDF Collections

The past papers are from 2009 to the latest year are personal collections. 

They are categorised into two groups: 2009-2014 and 2015 to the latest maths papers.

The former is freely available to students and teachers to download, whereas the latter (2014 - latest maths papers), are also free to download, yet you will require a password. Clues for all the passwords are given.

See below how to get the password and links to the past papers download pages.

Year 8 maths exam questions with answers PDF
Download past exam papers for Year 8 at PNG Insight Maths Exam Resources website

Where to get past exam paper?

PNG Insight has the mathematics past papers. We do not have past exam papers for the other subjects. 

The other exam papers are available at the schools after the exams. This is the best place to ask for all the copies of the other previous exam papers. 

Ask your teachers, headteachers or anyone at your school to help you. So, check your schools.

How to get maths past exam papers from the PNG Insight Maths Exam Resource Website?

As mentioned, the 2009 to 2014 maths past papers for Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12 do not require a password to download them. Anyone can access them with just one click.

However, the latest maths papers PDF are password protected. That means that we have control over who gets the paper. 

You'll have to follow the 3-step instructions given to download the papers.

Why Maths Latest Exam Papers?

The past exam papers are useful materials for revision. 

We know that maths is a challenging subject, many students have difficulty in class, and it can be even harder when taking maths tests and exams. 

That is why we created these complementary maths resources for students and teachers.

The resources are personal collections with the aim to help.

Who can access PNG Insight Maths Resources?

Year 8, 10 and 12 students will find the maths exam papers useful. Also, maths teachers can use the exam questions to model test questions. 

In fact, past papers are best for revision before major exams. 

So, go to PNG Insight maths exam resources website if you need the past maths papers.

Year 10 maths exam questions with answers PDF
Download past exam papers for Year 8, Year 10 and Year 12 at PNG Insight Maths Exam Resources website
The instructions for downloading the past exam papers are easy to follow. 

Click on the blue links in this article, the links will take you straight to the respective Year 8, 10 or 12 pages. There, you can get the exam papers. 

If you have any questions, contact us or leave a message and we will get back to you. 

2021 VCCA Study Design Further Maths 1 and 2 Specifications

Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authoritys’ (VCCA) Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is an ideal document to read.  It gives details to development of exams and focusses on ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’).

 Study Design Further Maths

2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions

VCCA Study Design Further Maths Exam 1 & 2 Specifications

Here is what VCCA said about this important document:

“Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is for the development of the examination. All outcomes in ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’ will be examined.
All content from the areas of study, and the key knowledge and skills that underpin the outcomes in Units 3 and 4, are examinable.

  • Further Maths Exam 1 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess students’ knowledge of mathematical concepts, models and techniques, and their ability to reason, interpret and apply this knowledge in a range of contexts.
  • VCCA Further Maths Exam 2 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess students’ ability to select and apply mathematical facts, concepts, models and techniques to solve extended application problems in a range of contexts.” (VCCA Further Maths Exam Specification, PDF)
More information on this year's VCCA exams 1 and 2 is available via the link, including where to get the 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions.

Further Maths Exam 1 Solutions

The link to the 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 solutions, including the 2016 VCCA maths Paper 1 solutions, is given below, you will find the solutions helpful as you revise for the 2021 exams. 

These are complete solutions that you can download onto your device now, do the questions and check the answer. Take a look.

  • 2020 Further Maths Exam 1 Solutions PDF
  • 2016 Further Maths Exam Solutions PDF


5 GCSE Maths Revision Tips You Should Know to Pass

The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) mathematics examinations in the UK is challenging. 

You’ll find the links to the GCSE maths past papers and tests to help you prepare for your GCSE tests. we also suggest some sources where you can get the past paper at the end of this article.

GCSE maths exam papers - how to revise and pass maths test

Stationery items you will need for exams are available here: GCSE maths stationery items

How to revise and pass GCSE maths exam?

There is no secret to passing the GCSE maths test. It's about applying what you learn in primary and secondary schools. But often, students forget the maths facts and processes they learn in class. So, how can you pass your GCSE? Revise! 

 We want you to ace your exams with better grades. Check out the 5 practical tips for revising and passing your GCSE maths exams. And of course, pnginsightmathsexamresources.com provides the resources that are free.

Download the Exam and test papers PDF

5 tips to improve your GCSE maths exam grades

  • Tips 1 and 2 are ways for gathering revision materials.
  • Tip 3 provide an overview of what to do when revising.
  • Tips 4 and 5 are the fundamental things you must do in the exam room.

Check out the GCSE Exam Dates and Timetable1. 

1. Revise Year 7 – Year 10 test papers

Never throw your maths test papers away. Aside from other revision materials, the test papers have the best revision questions. The reason is simple. The end-of-the-term tests in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 are topic assessments. Thus, they’ll give you a complete overview of what the GCSE maths exams are testing. These test papers are the best revision. Keep them and use them.

2. Revise GCSE past paper questions

Maths skills, knowledge and applications are cross-cutting. They remain the same even though the maths assessment questions differ. By this I mean, an exam item can be written in different ways every time. 

But the idea that the item tests always remains the same. For example, a past paper question will ask you to find the perimeter of a regular rectangular shape. Next, you may be asked to find the perimeter of an irregular shape.

In both instances, you still use the idea of the total length around a shape. For this reason, revising GCSE part exam papers is important if you want to improve your marks.

And, revising past papers is the second-best way to if you want to know how to pass GCSE maths exams.

3. Practice makes perfect

When you have the past test papers and exam papers plus other revision resources, it’s time to revise. Know what you need to revise for – prioritise! 

Identify the maths that you are weak in. For example, take a look at the past tests papers and identify the hard questions. 

Target those questions and revise them head-on. Here are some difficult areas of maths that many you may want to revisit.
  • Review your 6s, 7s, 8s times table.
  • Practice questions on perimeter, area, and volume.
  • Review questions on Angles and bearings where you are asked to make deductive reasoning and draw.
  • Do algebra questions on solving equations, rearranging formulas, expanding brackets, factorising, etc.
  • Attempt questions with 3, 4 or 5 marks that require complete working out.
  • Make sure you can use your calculator efficiently.
Check out the exam revision materials here: past TEST papers and past EXAM papers

Year 8 maths test papers - UK, Australia and US 8th Grade 

4. GCSE maths exam stationery items you’ll need

This is a no brainer. You must have the exam supplies before going into the exam room. Your exam supplies will depend on whether you are doing Foundation or Higher GCSE. So, ask your maths teacher what you will need for the test. 

Some supplies like rough papers and rulers are often provided. You will not be allowed to take them into the exam room. Here are some GCSE maths stationery items you should have: A black pen, pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, scientific calculator, ruler, protractor & compass.

5. Read the instructions carefully

The instruction will set the pace for the exam. Read it carefully. Here is sample instruction and what you should know as you read it.
  • Answer ALL the questions. That means that you should answer as many questions as you can to get full marks.
  • Write your answers in the spaces provided on the question paper.
  • You are not allowed to use any other paper.
Ensure that you know the answers to these five questions, as you read through the instruction:
  • Have you got the correct paper?
  • How long do you have to do it?
  • Are all the numbered pages there?
  • How many questions are in the exam?
  • What are the total marks for the GCSE maths exam

Conclusion (Pass GCSE maths exams)

Practising how to revise and pass GCSE maths exams is all you need to do to do well. 5 ways to revise and examiners expectations you should know to do well. These are proven ways to pass your maths exams.

GCSE maths exam good practises

We take an in-depth look at how to revise and pass GCSE maths exams. The guide takes you through 5 steps - how to use past TEST and EXAM papers to actually sit the exam.

Here we summarise what the GCSE examiners expect of you. Click on the link for more information on How to Study and Pass GCSE Maths Exam.

Good practises when doing GCSE maths exam

Skim through the exam papers from the cover page to the last page and every other page in between.

The marks next to the question give you an idea of how many steps are required in the solution. Where there are 3 marks, show all the working out.

  • Cross out any mistake neatly.
  • Include the units where required.
  • Check the time every 20 or 30 minutes.
  • Work through the easy questions, do not spend too much time on the hard question.
  • Check that your answers are reasonable. If you work out the value of x, make a substitution to confirm the value is right.
  • If you have time in the end, come back to the hard question and attempt it.
  • Check and double-check every question in case you missed any before handing in your maths exam paper.
 

What exam markers are looking for

A clear and logical flow of work is an important factor as far as marking exam papers are concerned. Remember examiners are marking thousands of questions.

So, if your work is clear, logical and reasonable, the markers will have fun marking them. That means that you are likely to get full marks.

  • Show the right answer clearly.
  • Draw neat graphs and label them accurately.
  • You must strive to do the following when answering the GCSE maths exam questions.
  • Set out your work so that it is logically so that it is easy to follow and understand.

Download GCSE Maths past papers

You can download the past GCSE exam papers online. Here are some websites that many students prefer to use.

  • Maths Genie
  • Maths Watch
  • Dr Frost maths
  • Cobette Maths
  • GCSE maths in four weeks

Stationery items you will need for exams are available here: GCSE maths stationery items

Conclusion (Pass GCSE maths exams)

Show your working out clearly and logically. Where there are 3 or more marks, do not only write the answer.

Mathematics Exam Resource Website: Former Education Secretary Comments

Your initiative (Mathematics Examination Resources website) is welcomed as an approach students can prepare themselves well ahead of examinations.
Consequently, the issues and challenges are briefly discussed to deepened members of the public perceptions on the examination papers, examination, teaching and learning, school curriculum, memorisation and thinking strategies.


Readers' note: The comments are by/from the former PNG Education Department Secretary Dr Michael Tapo in response to the new initiative we spearheaded - making online resources for teachers and students. We thank Dr Tapo for reaching out and the comments below.
The math resource website is called Mathematics Examination Resources (MER). Here is why (The Reason) we create this Maths resource website. Take a look and let us know what you think.

An in-depth article from Dr Tapo was published on PNG Insight parent website titled 'Thinking strategies Help Students Solve Problems' - read here.  


Immediate challenges in educational approaches

Central to all of the approaches taken, the century-long learning phenomenon of Thinking versus Memorising of facts in the late 1960s -1980s are worth revisiting. Approaches such as:

  • students were routinised memorising of facts, and
  • learn to remember and then display this at the Grade 6, Grade 8, and Grade 10 examinations. 
When they fail to understand the examination questions and cannot remember the facts they fail to meet the achievement level to high school or to the tertiary and university education.


Problem Solving and Thinking Strategies

School education examination in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1975 to 2020 and beyond is all about Knowledge Gathering and Remembering and is significant and very much dependent on the quantity of teaching, quality of teaching, and teacher quality.  

The problem has and continues to be so and is an urgent and acute problem associated very much to the Problem Solving or best described as Thinking.

Almost all high and secondary school education in Papua New Guinea failed to focus Problem Solving Strategies. And have limited teaching and learning strategies that address the scientific approach (of teaching thinking strategies) required to solve problems.  Hence, its an apparent strategy and definite means to knowing the facts from knowledge and skills taught and learned in primary, high and secondary examinations.

We know revising for exam is important because it helps to stop anxiety and stress. We created a Maths website where you can download Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 12 General Maths and Advanced Maths Exam Papers. GET THEM HERE.

Importance of teaching the syllabus 

The amount of time spent in teaching and learning of mathematics, Science and Grammar is interconnected to the number of multiple practices each child assumes in class in these subjects are significant to avoiding and dependency on past and recent examination papers. 

The current culture of schooling and learning is dependent on schools and teachers must teach children more and make them work harder to increase their information on the level of knowledge and skills planned around the subject learning being learned.  

Foremost, the level of individual child intelligence and termly achievements in a subject learning area must be corrected with the facts (knowledge and skills acquisition). Students primarily learn best if they can remember these facts. 


Knowledge and skills being examined 

The ambiguity of language and phrases used in the past and more recent examination papers indicate the facts of knowledge and skills being examined can or could lead to confusion.

Some questions can mislead students selecting or choosing to answer a question in future examinations because of a similar question and answer from the past examination papers and likely answer that is expected in the 2020 or 2021 examination papers.

The quest for high and secondary examinations is placing more emphasis on the thinking strategies which leads children to creativity, problem solving, inquiry, critical approach of thinking in a subject learning area being learned. 


Expectations and clarity of examinations 


Papua New Guinea children in 21st Century must be encouraged and have a voice in determining what is taught in the National Curriculum, what is examined and the rules applied to assessing and measuring of facts in knowledge and skills in examinations.

Quality of teaching and teacher quality needs major shifts towards thinking strategies and say goodbye to the current heavily depended ideology of 'chalk-talk and certainty-principle’ which is central to there is a right and wrong answer to every question! 

Dr Michael F Tapo, EdD 

8th Grade Math Test Paper with Answers

The 8th Grade math test paper with answers PDF is useful. It contains classroom tests questions on Algebra.

(This is an updated version of our US visitor)

You can download the free test paper at our Math Resource Website. First, here are some important points that you should know when revising for your math tests.

8th Grade math test paper with answers PDF


What to expect in your test?

Your math teacher often sets the test from the easiest question to the hardest. Where there are short-answer questions, you’ll see the easier ones at the top and the harder ones at the bottom. Here are some quick tips:

  • The one-mark questions need no working out. Always write the answers clearly and include the units where necessary. 
  • Most questions will need working out whereas others will ask you to give reasoning. Take time to do the higher-order questions if they carry 3 - 5 marks.
  • The 8th Grade math tests marks can range from 30 – 50. You should be able to complete them in one period, 40 or 50 minutes. Some end-of-the-year tests do often have more than 50 marks and can take up to two periods in duration time.

Read the instruction carefully

Your teacher will expect you to do certain things. These expectations are often given in the instructions. So, it is important to read the instructions and know what you must do to get full marks.

Here is an example of instructions you are likely to see on your 8th Grade math test papers:

  • You may use a calculator.
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • You will need a ruler.
  • You have 50 minutes to complete this test.
  • Show all you working in the space provided.
  • 8th Grade math test best practices

Do not spend too much time on one question if you find it very hard to do. Move on and attempt the other test questions. Return to the hard question/s when you have time in the end.

For example, if you have 50 minutes to do 40 test questions, that is 1.25 minutes per question. Some questions may take less time, but all in all, you should NOT spend 2 minutes or more on one question. By doing this, you’ll have time to answer all the questions.

Using the 8th Grade math test paper with answers PDF

This is a real test for Year 8 students. It’s on Algebra. The questions are ideal for Year 8 students from the UK and Australia. 

If you are an 8th Grade student from the US, you'll find these Algebra questions useful too.

Get the 8th Grade Algebra test paper with answers PDF

Where to get more 8th Grade math test questions and topics PDF?

The resources on our math website are free of charge. We’ve created it to help students who need these math resources to do well in tests and exams. 

What’s more, we want to ensure that math questions are available to students when they need them.

Get the 8the Grade Algebra test paper with answers PDF

Here are resources that will help you to prepare for Year 8 tests and exams. You can get them via the links below.

8th Grade math test papers PDF


All in all, if you are an 8th Grade parent or student, we hope you find these math test questions useful.

Visitors note:

We produced a lot of math resources like this - let us know what you are looking for and we will direct you to the right pages to access them.

If you have any questions about the 8th math test papers with answers PDF, please leave a message below. 

GCSE Maths 2022 Edexcel Foundation Paper 1 Set Non-calculator

The GCSE maths contents are organised into topics. Teachers set our the termly programs and teach them by topics too. 

So, you should also use the maths questions by topics when revising for the maths exams. Here are some ways to organise your revision notes by topics. More details here, but here is a brief outline.


GCSE Maths 2022 Edexcel Foundation Paper 1 Set Non-calculator


How to organise your GCSE maths revision notes by topics?

The GCSE maths school syllabus has all the outlines that schools/teachers follow when teaching the content. 

All the content should be covered before the exams, but the maths syllabus has lots of things in it. You can be lost in it.

Some suggestions to organise study notes:


Year 7 - 10 Maths Exercise Books

Your exercise books are the best places to find the topics you learn in class. Teachers teach the topics in sequences, so your books will already have the topics in order.

Maths Past Test Papers

The end-of-the-term test papers are fantastic materials to use when looking for maths questions. They are summaries of what you've learnt, condensed.

Maths teachers help

Your maths teacher is the best person to get advice from. S/he knows you well enough to suggest areas you need to improve on. Alternatively, look back at your school report. 

Study group

Take time to have conversations about maths problems and topics that you think you need help with. Talk with friends and family about things that you are struggling with.

Private GCSE maths tuition near you

If you need extra help, get an online/local maths tutor to help you with maths problems.


Download GCSE Maths Questions

There are four GCSE exam boards where you can get the maths past paper Pdf for free AQA, Edexcel, SQA and OCR.
The exam boards also provide the marking schemes, examiner reports, and practice materials.
Check out the resources here for more information on GCSE maths exams, study guides and past papers.