In the summer 2022 and November 2022 GCSE (9-1) Maths exams, students will be given a formulae sheet alongside each of their question papers. This is one of the changes to 2022 assessments announced by Ofqual and DfE following their public consultation.
Separate formulae sheets will be provided to Foundation tier and Higher tier students, as appropriate. The Higher tier formulae sheet will include additional formulae.
Please note that formulae that have been provided in questions in previous years (e.g. 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) Maths question papers in 2022. This means you can use our OCR past papers with the formulae sheet, to give students a mock exam consistent with the question paper approach to be used in 2022.
The formulae sheets have been published as pdf files on the GCSE (9-1) Maths qualification page, so teachers can begin familiarising and preparing students with them now.
Students will get a clean printed copy in each exam.
As well as formulae sheets, we will also be providing advance information on the focus of content of GCSE (9-1) Maths exams in 2022, to support student revision. For the summer 2022 series, this advance information will be released to centres by 7 February 2022. For the November 2022 series, this advance information will be released to centres by July 2022.