This update was first published on 8 January 2024 and has now been revised to include links to the 2024 formulae and equations sheets.
Following a public consultation, the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have confirmed full equations and formulae sheets will be provided for GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Physics, and GCSE Combined Science exams in 2024 only. Formulae sheets will also be provided for our Level 3 FSMQ Additional Mathematics qualification. We've provided further details below.
In the June 2024 and November 2024 exams for GCSE (9-1) Mathematics J560, students will be given a formulae sheet alongside each of the question papers.
Separate formulae sheets will be provided to Foundation tier and Higher tier students, as appropriate. The Higher tier formulae sheet includes additional formulae.
You can view and download the Foundation tier formulae sheet and Higher tier formulae sheet from:
To make sure students are familiar with the appropriate sheet for their tier prior to the exams, teachers can use the formulae sheets in teaching and mock assessments once they are available.
Students will be given a clean printed copy in each exam.
Formulae that have been provided in questions in previous years (eg curved surface area of a cone, surface area of a sphere, volume of a cone, volume of a sphere and kinematics formulae) will continue to be provided, as required, in questions on our GCSE (9-1) Mathematics question papers in 2024. This means:
In the June 2024 exam for Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics, students will be given an extra formulae sheet alongside the question paper.
You can view and download the extra formulae sheet from:
To make sure students are familiar with the formulae sheet prior to the exams, teachers can use it in teaching and mock assessments once available. Students will be given a clean printed copy in each exam.
The formulae that are provided as standard for FSMQ (eg expansion of the binomial series, binomial distribution, trapezium rule and the kinematics formulae for variable and constant acceleration) will still be provided at the front of the question paper. This means:
The formulae included on the extra formulae sheet are the same as those on the formulae sheet that will be provided to Higher tier students in the 2024 GCSE (9–1) Mathematics exams.
In the June 2024 exams for GCSE (9-1) Physics and GCSE (9-1) Combined Science, students will be given a revised data/equation sheet as an insert in the question paper. The sheet will include all of the physics equations from the specification.
You can view and download the 2024 sheets from below:
You can also view and download the 2024 sheets from the Assessment section of each qualification page listed below and from the Assessment > Exams > Question papers and mark schemes sections on Teach Cambridge.
To make sure students are familiar with the data/equation sheets prior to the exam, teachers can use them in teaching and mock assessments now.
Students will be given a clean printed copy in the exam.
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