2024 Guide to AQA GCSE Exams (Timetables, Past Papers, and More!)

You might not be thinking about them now, but those GCSE exams are creeping up!

As exam season approaches, we’ve compiled a revision resource to help you be as prepared as possible. We’ve included the GCSE exam dates 2024 timetables, past papers, and detailed study guides to make your exam preparation journey as easy and stress-free as possible.

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GCSE Exam Timetables

GCSE Past Papers

Revision Guides

GCSE Exam Timetable 2024

The GCSE exam dates in 2024 are arranged within standardised exam slots mutually agreed upon by all exam boards under the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Regardless of where you sit for your exams, the GCSE exam dates and times for 2024 will remain consistent (although some colleges and exam centres might opt for minor variations in starting times).

Biology (8461)

Paper 1: 10 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 7 June 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.

Business (8132)

Paper 1: 14 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.
Paper 2: 5 June 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.

Chemistry (8462)

Paper 1: 17 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 11 June 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.

Economics (8136)

Paper 1: 13 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.
Paper 2: 21 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.

English Literature (8702)

Paper 1: 13 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 20 May 2024 (2 hours and 15 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.

English Language (8700)

Paper 1: 23 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 6 June 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.

History (8145)

Paper 1: 15 May 2024 (2 hours) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 4 June 2024 (2 hours) @ 1.30 p.m.

Mathematics (8300)

Paper 1: 16 May 2024 (1 hour and 30 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 3 June 2024 (1 hour and 30 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 3: 10 June 2024 (1 hour and 30 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.

Physics (8463)

Paper 1: 22 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 9.00 a.m.
Paper 2: 14 June 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.

Psychology (8182)

Paper 1: 15 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.
Paper 2: 23 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.

Sociology (8192)

Paper 1: 10 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.
Paper 2: 21 May 2024 (1 hour and 45 minutes) @ 1.30 p.m.

AQA GCSE Past Papers

The below papers contain questions from actual past exams, making them a particularly useful revision tool! Familiarise yourself with the GCSE exam format, assess your knowledge, and gain confidence in your exam technique. Alongside each past paper is a marking scheme you can use to check your answers.

GCSE Biology Past Papers

GCSE Biology Higher Tier Paper 1H – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Biology Higher Tier Paper 2H – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Biology Foundation Tier Paper 1F – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Biology Foundation Tier Paper 2F – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Business Past Papers

GCSE Business Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Business Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Chemistry Past Papers

GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Chemistry Higher Tier Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Chemistry Foundation Tier Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Chemistry Chemistry Foundation Tier Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Economics Past Papers

GCSE Economics Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Economics Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE English Language Past Papers

GCSE English Language Paper 1 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE English Language Paper 2 – November 2022 – Answers

GCSE English Literature Past Papers

GCSE English Literature Paper 1.1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE English Literature Paper 1.2 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE English Literature Paper 2.1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE English Literature Paper 2.2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Mathematics Past Papers

GCSE Mathematics Higher Tier Paper 1 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE Mathematics Higher Tier Paper 2 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE Mathematics Higher Tier Paper 3 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE Mathematics Foundation Tier Paper 1 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE Mathematics Foundation Tier Paper 2 – November 2022 – Answers
GCSE Mathematics Foundation Tier Paper 3 – November 2022 – Answers

GCSE Physics Past Papers

GCSE Physics Higher Tier Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Physics Higher Tier Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Physics Foundation Tier Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Physics Foundation Tier Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Psychology Past Papers

GCSE Psychology Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Psychology Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

GCSE Sociology Past Papers

GCSE Sociology Paper 1 – June 2022 – Answers
GCSE Sociology Paper 2 – June 2022 – Answers

How to create a revision schedule

  1. Identify your subjects and GCSE exam dates

    • List all the subjects you need to revise.
    • Note down the dates of each exam to prioritise subjects and allocate more time to those scheduled earlier.
  2. Break down your subjects into topics

    • Divide each subject into its respective topics or units. For example, if you’re studying Mathematics, you might break it down into Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics.
  3. Allocate time for each topic

    • Allocate revision time based on the difficulty level or your familiarity with each topic.
    • Give yourself more time for challenging topics or subjects you struggle with.
  4. Create a weekly study plan

    • Assign specific days and times for revision while keeping your other commitments in mind.
    • Balance different subjects throughout the week to avoid burning out.
    • Set realistic study sessions and include plenty of breaks to maintain your focus.
  5. Use a variety of revision techniques

    • Keep yourself interested by incorporating different techniques into your revision, such as summarising notes, practising past papers, creating mind maps, flashcards, or using online resources.

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Best of luck with your GCSEs!

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