Formulae and equation sheets for assessments in 2023 (2024)

Formulae and equation sheets for assessments in 202308 March 2023

This subject update was originally published on 13 January 2023. On 20 January 2023, we amended the layout of the equation sheet forGCSE (9-1) Combined Science A J250 05/06/11/12to 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 forGCSE (9-1) Combined Science B J260 03/07 and the data and equation sheet forGCSE (9-1) Combined Science B J260 04/08.

In both sheets we've made the following changes:

  • On page 2, we've removed the ‘higher tier only’ equation linking potential differences and numbers of turns in the two coils of a transformer:

Formulae and equation sheets for assessments in 2023 (1)

  • On page 2, we've added the ‘higher tier only’ equation for force on a conductor:

force = magnetic flux density × current × length of conductor

  • On page 3, we've added the equation for specific latent heat:

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 forGCSE (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.

GCSE (9-1) Mathematics J560

In the June 2023 and November 2023 exams for GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, students will be given aformulae 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 theGCSE (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:

  • You can use our GCSE (9-1) Mathematics past papers, alternative papers and practice papers with the 2023 formulae sheet, to give current students a mock exam consistent with the question paper approach to be used in 2023.
  • Subsequent years will be able to use the 2023 question papers (without the 2023 formulae sheet) as part of their preparation.

Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics 6993

In the June 2023 exam for Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Mathematics, students will be given an extraformulae sheet alongside the question paper.

You can view and download the extraformulae 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:

  • You can use our practice papers and past papers, with the extra formulae sheet, to give students a mock exam consistent with the question paper approach to be used this year
  • Subsequent years will be able to use the 2023 paper, without the extra formulae sheet, as part of their preparation.

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.

GCSE (9-1) Physics J249, J259 and GCSE Combined Science J250, J260

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:

GCSE (9-1) Gateway Science Suite

  • Physics A J249– equation sheet
  • Combined Science A J250 03/04/09/10– data sheet
  • Combined Science A J250 05/06/11/12– equation sheet

GCSE (9-1) Twenty First Century Science Suite

  • Physics B J259– equation sheet
  • Combined Science B J260 02/06 – data sheet
  • Combined Science B J260 03/07 – equation sheet
  • Combined Science B J260 04/08– data and equation sheet

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.

If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email support@ocr.org.uk.

Qualifications

  • Mathematics (9-1) - J560 (from 2015)
  • Additional Mathematics - 6993
  • Gateway Science Suite - Physics A (9-1) - J249 (from 2016)
  • Gateway Science Suite - Combined Science A (9-1) - J250 (from 2016)
  • Twenty First Century Science Suite - Physics B (9-1) - J259 (from 2016)
  • Twenty First Century Science Suite - Combined Science B (9-1) - J260 (from 2016)
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