Mathematics Competency
Preparation Support

This site has been produced in order to help with your preparation to undertake the Mathematics Competency Exam.

About the Exam

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Sample Paper - Section A: Non-calculator Paper
Sample Paper - Section B: Calculator Paper
Sample Paper - Solutions

Available below is the paper set in July 2017 along with the solutions

Exam Paper - 26th July 2017

Available below is the paper set in January 2018 along with the answers

Exam Paper - January 2018

Additional resources to develop your mathematics on some of the key topics covered in the exam can be accessed here

If you have any queries regarding the mathematics related to the exam, please email Russell Geach (

For queries related to your potential place on a course with the University of Plymouth, please make contact with the Admissions Team as usual.