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Would you pass GCSE maths? Take the quiz

Thousands of teenagers across the country are due to sit their GCSE maths exams this week - but how well do you know your quadratic to your simultaneous equations?

Rachael Pells
Education Correspondent
Monday 22 May 2017 11:30 BST
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School leavers will be graded using a new numerical system for the first time this year
School leavers will be graded using a new numerical system for the first time this year (Rex)

This year's dreaded GCSE exams are underway – as you'll know full well if you happen to be, or share a house with, a Year 10 or 11 student.

Thousands of pupils across the country are due to sit one of the most divisive subjects of all this week - Maths.

Last year, Maths was the only subject in which boys outperformed girls - by 0.7 percentage points at A*-A and 0.5 per cent at A*-C.

​GCSE candidates face even more pressure this year, as they become the first group to sit the exams under a new numerical grading system.

The new 9-1 system replaces the traditional A*-U grades in some subjects, and children are taught to aim for a 4 or higher instead of the previous pass mark of a C.

But how many questions do you think you’d pass if you were sitting your Maths GCSE exams now?

Take the quiz below to see if you are as clever as a 15 or 16-year old.

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