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ICAEW has partnered with Nebula Learning to create GCSE maths worksheets that use real-world scenarios to explore curriculum topics

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Empowered 'real-world' learning

25% of GCSE maths exam questions involve applying maths to real-world contexts. Pupils typically struggle with these questions the most. We have developed resources that apply topics from the GCSE maths curriculum to a broad range of real-world scenarios. The resources aim to help pupils prepare for their GCSE maths exams through engagement with the real-life application of maths. We have mapped the resources against the UK national curriculum as well as the OCR, AQA and Edexcel curricula to identify areas of the GCSE maths syllabus that refer to real-world contexts.


of teachers said the resources added value to students' learning experience.



of teachers felt that teaching “real-world maths” was highly important.



of teachers want resources to prepare students for their GCSE exams first and foremost.

New for November 2023

We've added 15 new resources to our collection. These are grounded in the GCSE curriculum and centred around topical examples and context, including cost-of-living trends and inflation, to encourage students' awareness and engagement.

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Learning resources

These worksheets are suitable for use as individual question practice, group activities, or homework. We have also provided a detailed answer sheet for each worksheet. The resources are free and available to download for all schools across the UK, simply use the filters below to access each topic.

These resources provide a unique and engaging way to teach my students ready for exams and well as improving their personal finance awareness. What a great link to make!

Maths teacher

I do love the set of maths based resources that the ICAEW has shared, it is a unique blend of GCSE maths and interesting real-life examples.

Head of Maths

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