Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Could you pass GCSE maths and science exams? Take our quiz and find out

gcse-maths-results.jpg

GCSE results were released today – and after years of speculation that exams were getting easier, it seems as though the wind might now be blowing in the opposite direction. While many students still scored excellent results, national GCSE results have fallen dramatically in almost all subjects – with maths seeing one of the biggest drops, according to The Guardian.

Those who received GCSE results today not quite as hoped should take heart: academic scores aren’t the only key to a happy, successful life (and at any rate, there are always retakes).



But if your own schooldays are but a distant memory – even if you can’t remember anything about Pythagoras, and haven’t added anything up in your head since 2008 – you still might find yourself thinking: “Yeah, I could probably still get through a maths exam.”

Could you, though? Here, we’ve rounded up six questions from three recent foundation maths GCSE papers: Statistics and Number, Number and Algebra, and Geometry and Algebra (to be honest, even the titles are bringing us out in a cold sweat). Give it a whirl. You might not feel so confident once you’ve finished…

And now, try your hand at GCSE Science...

 

Images: Getty, iStock

Related

iStock_000052023280_Medium.jpg

Lucy Mangan on learning from failure

practicing-piano.jpg

Practice makes perfect: how to master new skills twice as fast

300_futurology_roboto.jpg

MP Nicky Morgan predicts what life will be like for women in 20 years

self help book advice tips.jpg

Takeaway tips from smart self-help books

caitlin moran.jpg

Read Caitlin Moran's open letter to troubled teenage girls

ThinkstockPhotos-491512024.jpg

The one question you should ask yourself to feel less anxious

ThinkstockPhotos-122576150.jpg

Creative people are more dishonest, new study shows

dream.jpg

The real meanings behind our surreal but common dreams

tech women.jpeg

Meet the 'wogrammers' breaking gender stereotypes in the tech industry

Comments

More

Quiz: which famous duo are you and your work wife?

It’s time to find out, once and for all, who you and your work wife really are…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jul 2017

You’ve been making your tea wrong this whole time, reveal tea experts

Wait, what?

by Jasmine Andersson
20 Jul 2017

Feed your inner Morticia Addams at these gothic London eateries

And not a unicorn in sight

by The Stylist web team
20 Jul 2017

Designer lattes are the new coffee trend taking over Instagram

Meet the new drink du jour

by The Stylist web team
20 Jul 2017

Two gloriously witchy 90s stars have made a creepy film together

Sabrina and Morticia are a force to be reckoned with

by Amy Swales
20 Jul 2017

Celebrating 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Four women tell us what's really changed

by The Stylist web team
20 Jul 2017

The definitive list of TV shows to watch after Love Island

Because leaving the show behind is heartbreak in itself

by Jasmine Andersson
20 Jul 2017

Why you really need to start taking lunch breaks at work

A culture of presenteeism means we're glued to our desks and rarely go outside

by Anna Brech
20 Jul 2017

More and more women are reporting being sexually assaulted on trains

But there could be an upside to new figures revealing the true scale of the problem

by Amy Swales
20 Jul 2017

This is what happens to your brain when you fall in love

Ever wondered where those feelings come from?

by Sarah Biddlecombe
20 Jul 2017