GCSE Mathematics (8300)

The fully accredited specification for GCSE Mathematics (8300), along with specimen question papers and mark schemes, can be found on the AQA website.

We have a suite of resources to support you in teaching, planning and assessing this qualification.


Assessment resources 

Past papers and practice papers

Question papers and mark schemes from previous exam series are available for use as mock exams or for exam practice. 

You can also download four sets of exam quality practice papers.

Other useful resources include:

Support for mock exams 

We provide mock exam analysers to help you evaluate students' perfomance in mock exams. 

Marking guidance is provided in a free training webinar with Head of Curriculum Andrew Taylor – available on demand. Register to watch the webinar and find out how to use the mark scheme and apply it consistently.


Teaching and planning resources

Customisable route maps

Plan your teaching of the course with our interactive, customisable route maps.

Route maps are available for teaching both tiers over three or two years, as well as a one-year route map specifically tailored for resit students.

Teaching guidance

The teaching guidance is written by senior examiners and provides comprehensive guidance on each topic within the specification, including example questions.


Use our e-library to find useful and interesting resources for GCSE Maths from accross the web.

Problem solving guidance

The new Maths GCSE has an increased focus on problem solving. Our 90 maths problems resource is designed to support teaching and preparation for this new requirement (AO3).

Extra multiple choice questions on Diagnostic Questions

AQA have teamed up with Craig Barton's Diagnostic Questions website to share free diagnostic question assessment for GCSE Maths (8300).

Multiple-choice quizzes are available for each of the topics on our route maps. Use them as part of your assessments to measure progress, highlight misconceptions and get your students ready for this important style of questioning.

Supporting resources

We also provide lesson plans, activities, worksheets and homework sheets. 

Supporting resources for Foundation tier

Supporting resources for Higher tier

Some of the teaching resources include activities to support the pedagogy of stretch and challenge. See the teaching guidance for the content of the specification and illustrations of the type of questions that would be asked on a question paper.

Download our formulae poster and display it in your classroom to help students learn the formulae they will need to know in their exams.