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Biology Past Papers

GCSE Biology Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Biology Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Biology Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Biology Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Biology Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Biology Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Biology Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Biology Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)

Chemistry Past Papers

GCSE Chemistry Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Chemistry Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Chemistry Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Chemistry Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Chemistry Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Chemistry Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Chemistry Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Chemistry Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)

English Past Papers

GCSE English Paper 1 Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
English Paper 1 Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE English Paper 2 Specimen Insert (AQA)
English Paper 2 Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE English Paper 2 Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
English (AQA 2010 Foundation Tier 3712:F)

GCSE French Paper 1 – Listening (AQA)
French Paper 2 – Speaking (AQA)
GCSE French Paper 3 – Reading (AQA)
French Paper 4 – Writing (AQA)

Geography GCSE Past Exams

GCSE Geography Paper 1 Specimen Insert (AQA)
Geography Paper 1 Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Geography Paper 1 Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
Geography Paper 2 Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Geography Paper 2 Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
Geography Paper 3 Specimen Insert (AQA)
GCSE Geography Paper 3 Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Geography Paper 3 Specimen Question Paper (AQA)

GCSE German Paper 1 – Listening (AQA)
German Paper 2 – Speaking (AQA)
GCSE German Paper 3 – Reading (AQA)
 German Paper 4 – Writing (AQA)

History Past Papers

GCSE History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 1 Section A Option A – America, 1840-1895 – Expansion and consolidation (AQA).

History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 1 Section A Option B – Germany, 1890-1945 – Democracy and dictatorship (AQA).

GCSE History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 1 Section A Option C – Russia, 1894-1945 – Tsardom and communism (AQA).
History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 1 Section A Option D – America, 1920-1973 – Opportunity and inequality (AQA).

GCSE History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 2 Section B Option A – Norman England, c1066-c1100 – Democracy and dictatorship (AQA).

GCSE History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 2 Section B Option C – Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (AQA).

History Specimen Interpretations Booklet – Paper 2 Section B Option D – Restoration England, 1660-1685 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 1 Section A Option A – America, 1840-1895 – Expansion and consolidation (AQA).
History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 1 Section A Option B – Germany, 1890-1945 – Democracy and dictatorship (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 1 Section A Option C – Russia, 1894-1945 – Tsardom and communism (AQA).
History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 1 Section A Option D – America, 1920-1973 – Opportunity and inequality (AQA).

GCSE English Past Papers

IGCSE English (CIE 2019 Specimen Paper 1 Insert)
English (CIE en Mark Scheme – Paper 2 Section A Option A – Britain – Health and the people – c1000 to the present day (AQA)

History GCSE Past Exams

GCSE History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 2 Section A Option B – Britain – Power and the people – c1170 to the present day (AQA).
History Specimen Mark Scheme – Paper 2 Section A Option C – Britain – Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (AQA).
 History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section A Option A – America, 1840-1895 – Expansion and consolidation (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section A Option B – Germany, 1890-1945 – Democracy and dictatorship (AQA).
History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section A Option C – Russia, 1894-1945 – Tsardom and communism (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section A Option D – America, 1920-1973 – Opportunity and inequality (AQA).

GCSE History Past Exams Part II

History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section B Option A – Conflict and tension – The First World War, 1894-1918 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section B Option B – Conflict and tension – The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (AQA).
History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section B Option C – Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 – 1972 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section B Option D – Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (AQA).

History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 1 Section B Option E – Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (AQA).

History Past Papers Part III

GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section A Option A – Britain – Health and the people – c1000 to the present day (AQA).
History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section A Option B – Britain – Power and the people – c1170 to the present day (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section A Option C – Britain – Migration, empires and the people, c790 to the present day (AQA).
History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section B Option A – Norman England, c1066 – c1100 (AQA)GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section B Option A – Restoration England, 1660-1685 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section B Option B – Medieval England – the reign of Edward I, 1272-1307 (AQA).
History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section B Option C – Elizabethan England, c1568-1603 (AQA)GCSE History Specimen Question Paper – Paper 2 Section B Option D – Restoration England, 1660-1685 (AQA).

History Papers Part IV

GCSE History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 1 Section B Option A – Conflict and tension – The First World War, 1894-1918 (AQA).
History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 1 Section B Option B – Conflict and tension – The inter-war years, 1918-1939 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 1 Section B Option C – Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945 – 1972 (AQA).
History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 1 Section B Option D – Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975 (AQA).
GCSE History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 1 Section B Option E – Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990-2009 (AQA).
History Specimen Source Booklet – Paper 2 Section A Option A – Britain – Health and the people – c1000 to the present day (AQA).

Maths Past Exams

GCSE Maths Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA).
Maths Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA).
GCSE Maths Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Maths Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Maths Paper 3 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Maths Paper 3 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Maths Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Maths Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Maths Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Maths Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Maths Paper 3 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
Maths Paper 3 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
GCSE Maths Practice test set 1A – Paper 1F (Pearson)
Maths Practice test set 1A – Paper 2F (Pearson)
GCSE Maths Practice test set 1A – Paper 3F (Pearson)

Physics Past Papers

Physics Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Physics Paper 1 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
Physics Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Physics Paper 2 (Foundation) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
Physics Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Physics Paper 1 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)
Physics Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Mark Scheme (AQA)
GCSE Physics Paper 2 (Higher) Specimen Question Paper (AQA)

GCSE Spanish Past Papers

Spanish Paper 1 – Listening (AQA)
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