This subject update was originally published on 13 January 2023. On 20 January 2023, we amended the layout of the equation sheet for GCSE (9-1) Combined Science A J250 05/06/11/12 to correctly reflect the structure of the specification. There were no other changes and the equations on this sheet remained unchanged.
We've now amended the equation sheet for GCSE (9-1) Combined Science B J260 03/07 and the data and equation sheet for GCSE (9-1) Combined Science B J260 04/08.
In both sheets we've made the following changes:
force = magnetic flux density × current × length of conductor
energy to cause a change of state = mass × specific latent heat
We've updated these sheets so that they correctly match the equations provided in the specification for GCSE (9-1) Combined Science B J260. You can view and download the corrected sheets below and from the Assessment section of the GCSE Combined Science B J260 qualification page.
Further to our summary of the arrangements for 2023, we have published formulae and equation sheets for the qualifications below. Teachers and students can now use these as part of their preparations for the 2023 assessments.
In the June 2023 and November 2023 exams for GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, 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 the Assessment section of the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics qualification page.
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 now.
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 2023. This means:
In the June 2023 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 Assessment section of the Level 3 FSMQ qualification page.
To make sure students are familiar with the formulae sheet prior to the exams, teachers can use it in teaching and mock assessments now. 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 2023 GCSE (9–1) Mathematics exams.
In the June 2023 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 2023 sheets below:
You can also view the sheets from the Assessment section of each qualification page listed below.
To make sure students are familiar with the data/equation sheet prior to the exam, teachers can use it in teaching and mock assessments now.
The revised data/equation sheet only applies to the 2023 examination series.
Students will be given a clean printed copy in the exam.
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