The cancellation of exams in summer 2020 means that we have a number of unused packs of question papers left in stock which may be of use to schools and colleges. In the interests of both sustainability, as well as saving centres time in printing their own copies, we’re making these papers available to all centres.

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Centres will be able to order these past papers via a new online portal that's live from Monday 19 April. Papers will be available to order on a 'first-come first-served' basis until stocks have been exhausted.

Subject to availability, question papers can be ordered in denominations of 5, 10 or 20. There will be a small charge to cover the administration and courier costs per order. Charges will be calculated at a rate of:

  • 20p per paper for orders up to £40
  • 10p per paper for orders over £40.

Question papers will be available for the following series:

  • General qualifications (including GCSE, International GCSE, AS and A level, International AS and A level) for October and November 2020
  • International GCSE and International A level for January 2021
  • BTEC for January and February 2021.

Access to the website and ordering past papers

To log into the online portal, please visit the Past papers website and submit the access code that's been emailed to your centre.

Once the access code has been submitted, you'll be able to browse the question papers available to order. You can use the search function to find papers by subject name, e.g. GCSE Spanish: specification code 1SP0 or paper code 1SP0/1F.

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To make a purchase, you'll need to create an account and register your details under ‘My account’.

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Payment can be made by debit/credit card. You'll receive a confirmation email once your order's been placed.

Past papers will be despatched within 72 hours of placing your order and you'll be provided with tracking details.

Please take a look at the FAQs below that provide further details:
 

FAQs

In the interests of both sustainability, as well as saving centres time printing their own copies, we’re making these unused packs of question papers available for all centres.

They are available to order from Monday 19 April on a 'first-come first-served' basis until stocks have been exhausted.

Qualification October 2020

November 2020

January 2021 February 2021
GCSE   Yes    
International GCSE   Yes Yes  
AS/A level Yes      
International
A Level
Yes      
BTECs     Yes Yes

No, not all papers will necessarily be available, e.g. if there wasn’t any left-over stock after the series had taken place.

The website can be accessed at https://pearsonpastpapers.com

We've sent an access code to all centres. The access code will allow you to browse the available papers, but you'll need to create an account under ‘My account’ to place an order and make a payment.

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Please contact your Exams Officer who'll be able to confirm your access code. Alternatively, please contact our Customer Services teams on:

  • 03444 632 535 (UK centres)
  • 00 44 120 477 0696 (International centres).

You can use the search function to find papers by subject name, e.g. GCSE Spanish: specification code 1SP0 or paper code 1SP0/1F.

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Charges will be calculated at a rate of:

  • 20p per paper for orders up to £40
  • 10p per paper for orders over £40.

Subject to availability, question papers can be ordered in denominations of 5, 10 or 20.

No, question papers can be ordered only in packs of 5, 10 or 20 (subject to availability).

Once you've accessed the site, you'll need to set up an account under ‘My account’ to enter your details and then you can use a debit/credit card to make a payment.

Orders will be despatched within 72 hours of an order being placed. You'll receive a confirmation email and tracking details.