The New Maths GCSE Specs – a digested read

...but is it on the test?

With content uniform across the three big boards, many schools will make their decision based on style of assessment – how has the content been interpreted?

Assessment

The exam boards have taken a similar approach to their assessment structures. Ofqual has taken a ‘one strike and you’re out’ approach to accreditation, so it is perhaps no surprise that they have gone for the straightforward approach. For those who want something different, WJEC is the place – two lots of 2 hours 15 exams, one calc, one without.

AQAOCREdexcel
Exams3 papers,1.5 hrs each

80 marks each

3 papers,1.5 hrs each

100 marks each

3 papers,1.5 hrs each

80 marks each

ContentMixed qn style

Content spread through 3 papers

Mixed qn style

Content spread through 3 papers

Mixed qn style

Content spread through 3 papers

CalculatorPaper 1 non-calcPaper 2 non-calcPaper 1 non-calc

Style / Clarity / Accessibility

While the approach to…

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