GCSE Maths Exam

EDEXCEL International GCSE (9-1) Maths video

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics

  • The assessments will cover the following content headings:
    1. Number
    2. Algebra
    3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
    4. Geometry and measures
    5. Probability
    6. Statistics
  • Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher (content is defined for each tier).
  • Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.
  • Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.
  • Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
  •  Each paper has 80 marks.
  • The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers.
  • Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier. (See the section Breakdown of Assessment Objectives for more information.)
  • Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
  • See Appendix 3 for a list of formulae that can be provided in the examination (as part of the relevant question).
  •  Two assessment series available per year: May/June and November*.
  • First assessment series: May/June 2017.
  • The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.
  • Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
  • Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed)

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Curriculum and Units / Modules

Awarding Body Pearson
Method of Study External Exam
Qualification type GCSE Award
Subject GCSE Mathematics 9-1
Specification code 1MA1
Fee £175

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