Mathematics Past Papers

O&C School Certificate Mathematical Papers 1918-32, 1933-37, 1938-49
O&C School Certificate Science Papers 1938-42
O&C Higher Certificate Mathematical Papers 1918-27, 1928-32, 1933-49
O&C Papers at Ordinary and Alternative Ordinary Levels in the General Certificate of Education 1951-55, 1956-86
O&C Papers Set in the General Certificate Examination for Advanced and Scholarship Levels 1951-88 (1951, 1952, 1961, 1971, 1981)
Cambridge STEP Papers 1987-2011

Mathematics Textbooks

Pre-1950s textbooks for School Certificate and Higher Certificate examinations (*recommended)
The Teaching of Algebra (Including Trigonometry) - Nunn (1914)
Arithmetic - Durell & Fawdry (1925) - A comprehensive course in school arithmetic
A Concise Arithmetic - Durell (1930) - A comprehensive yet concise course in school arithmetic
*General Arithmetic for Schools - Durell (1936) - For school certificate examinations following recommendations from the report on the teaching of arithmetic
*Graph Book - Durell & Siddons (1929) - A course in graphical work for school certificate
A Concise Geometry - Durell (1921) - Arranged to suit those revising for school certificate examinations
Elementary Geometry - Durell (1925) - Incorporates suggestions from the report issued in 1923 on the teaching of elementary geometry
+Simplified Geometry - Durell & Tuckey (1931) - For 13+ common entrance and scholarship level
+A Shorter Geometry - Durell (1931) - A concise course in school geometry following on from "Simplified Geometry, Parts I-II"
*A New Geometry for Schools - Durell (1939) - Incorporates suggestions from the second report on the teaching of geometry (an update of "Elementary Geometry" with the same content as "Exercises & Theorems in Geometry")
Modern Geometry - The Straight Line and the Circle - Durell (1919) - Updated edition of "A Course of Plane Geometry, Part I - Durell (1909)"
Projective Geometry - Durell (1926) - Updated edition of "A Course of Plane Geometry, Part II - Durell (1910)"
A Concise Geometrical Conics - Durell (1927) - Supplementary volume to "Projective Geometry"
Elementary Algebra - Durell, Palmer & Wright (1920) - For school certificate examinations
Matriculation Algebra - Durell & Palmer (1923) - Includes material drawn from "Elementary Algebra"
Practical School Algebra - Durell (1928) - Includes material drawn from "Elementary Algebra"
*School Certificate Algebra - Durell (1937) - For school certificate examinations (a version of "New Algebra for Schools" with extra drills and tests)
*Advanced Algebra, Volumes I, II & III - Durell & Robson (1932-7) - For advanced and scholarship level (a continuation of "New Algebra for Schools")
Matriculation Trigonometry - Durell (1932) - The early chapters of Part I of this book are published separately as "Stage A Trigonometry"
*Elementary Trigonometry - Durell & Wright (1927) - For school certificate examinations
*Advanced Trigonometry - Durell & Robson (1930) - For advanced and scholarship level (a continuation of "Elementary Trigonometry")
*Elementary Calculus, Volumes I & II - Durell & Robson (1933) - For advanced level (a selection of the material from Volume II is published separately as "Higher Certificate Calculus" and a further book entitled "Advanced Calculus" was planned but not completed)
*A School Mechanics, Volumes I, II & III - Durell (1925) - Parts I & II for school certificate and Part III for advanced and scholarship level
*Four-Figure Mathematical Tables - Durell (1927)

Post-1950s textbooks for GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations
First Geometry for Modern Schools - Durell (1948) - A two-year course of 'Stage A' geometry for the years 11+ to 13+
School Geometry and Trigonometry - Durell (1949) - A new unified course of 'Stage B' geometry and trigonometry
General Mathematics, Volumes 1-4 - Durell (1951) - For ordinary level (homogeneous course unifying Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry to 'meet the expanding and changing needs of secondary schools in the post-war era' - i.e. shortened and simplified suitable for comprehensive education)
Revision Course for General Mathematics (1952) - Revision course for GCE 'O' level examinations
Certificate Mathematics, Volumes 1-4 - Durell (1958) - For ordinary level (an updated version of "General Mathematics" and a replacement for the separate 'A' and 'B' series covering the 'traditional' and 'alternative' syllabi respectively)
*Elementary Coordinate Geometry - Durell (1960) - For advanced and scholarship level - based on the 1953 report on the teaching of higher geometry
+Homogeneous Coordinates - Durell (1961) - A sequel to "Elementary Coordinate Geometry"
+Algebraic Geometry - Durell (1955) - For university entrance scholarship examinations - based on the 1953 report on the teaching of higher geometry

+Geometry for Advanced Pupils - Maxwell (1949) - For advanced and scholarship level
+Elementary Coordinate Geometry - Maxwell (1952) - For advanced and scholarship level (and beyond)
+An Analytical Calculus, Volumes I, II, III & IV - Maxwell (1954-57) - For advanced and scholarship level (and beyond)

Post-1970s textbooks (establishment of metric system and SI units)
Two Grade Arithmetic, Books 1-4 - Lovell & Smith (1946)
Alpha Mathematics, Books 1-4 - Goddard, Adams & Beaumont (1979)
Bonds No-Nonsense (6 Volume Set) - Lindsay (2005)
*Mental Arithmetic, Introductory Book & Books 1-6 - Schofield & Sims (1998)
SMP Mathematics, Books 1-5 - Bostock, Chandler, Shepherd & Smith (1984)
*Extension Mathematics, Alpha, Beta & Gamma - Gardiner (2007)
*Additional Mathematics, Pure & Applied - Forman et al (1984) - For advanced ordinary level
*Pure Mathematics, Books 1 & 2 - Backhouse & Houldsworth (1957) - For advanced level
*Pure Mathematics 1 & 2 - Bostock & Chandler (1978) - For advanced and scholarship level
*Applied Mathematics 1 & 2 - Bostock & Chandler (1976) - For advanced and scholarship level
+Mathematics, The Core Course for A-level - Bostock & Chandler (1981)
+Further Pure Mathematics - Bostock, Chandler & Rourke (1982)
+Mathematics, Mechanics and Probability - Bostock & Chandler (1984)
+Further Mechanics and Probability - Bostock & Chandler (1985)
+New Tertiary Mathematics, Volume 1 Part 1 Pure Mathematics: The Core - Plumpton & MacIlwane (1980) - For advanced and scholarship level
+New Tertiary Mathematics, Volume 2 Part 1 Further Pure Mathematics - Plumpton & MacIlwane (1980) - For advanced and scholarship level
*Mathematical Methods for Physicists - Arfken - For university level (1968)

Post-1986 (the age of decline)

Post-2010 (the age of despair)

Physics Textbooks

*Principles of Physics - Nelkon (1951) - For ordinary level
+Ordinary Level Physics - Abbott (1964) - For ordinary level
*Advanced Level Physics - Nelkon & Parker (1958) - For advanced level
+A-Level Physics - Muncaster (1981) - For advanced level
*Scholarship Physics - Nelkon (1964) - For scholarship level
*Essential Pre-University Physics - Whelan, Hodgson & Robinson (1971) - For advanced and scholarship level
*Essential Principles of Physics - Whelan & Hodgson (1978) - For advanced and scholarship level (updated edition of "Essential Pre-University Physics")

Chemistry Textbooks

*A New Certificate Chemistry - Holderness & Lambert (1961) - For ordinary level
*Introduction to Physical Chemistry - Brown (1964) - For advanced and scholarship level
*Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry - Brown (1974) - For advanced and scholarship level
*A New Introduction to Organic Chemistry - Brown (1978) - For advanced and scholarship level
*Chemistry Data Book - Stark & Wallace (1969) - For advanced and scholarship level
*A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry - Sykes (1961) - For advanced and scholarship level

Biology Textbooks

*Biology, A Modern Introduction - Beckett (1978) - For ordinary level
+Biological Science 1 & 2 - Green, Stout & Taylor (1984) - For advanced level
*Biology, A Functional Approach, Student's Manual & Advanced Topics - Roberts (1971) - For advanced and scholarship level

French Textbooks

*La Langue des Francais, Books 1-4 - Watson (1963) - For ordinary level
*French Books, Nos 1-4 - Whitmarsh (1965) - For ordinary level
Living French - Knight (1952)

German Textbooks

Living German - Buckley (1957)

Latin Textbooks

*Latin Course for Schools, Books 1-3 - Wilding (1950) - For ordinary level
*Cambridge Latin Course, Books 1-5 - Cambridge (1970) - For ordinary level
*Revised Latin Primer - Kennedy (1962) - For ordinary level

Arabic Textbooks

*A New Arabic Grammar - Nahmad & Haywood (1965)