By learningclubs, Sep 24 2017 12:23PM
GCSE Maths is changing and getting more demanding for everyone:• The volume of subject content has increased. The demand of content is increasing too, with harder topics.
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GCSE Mathematics is getting more demanding
GCSE Maths is going to change and get more demanding for everyone:
1 • Teachers: The volume of subject content has increased. You may need more time to teach it.
2 • Students & Teachers: The demand of that content is increasing too, with harder topics being introduced. This is true for both your Foundation Tier students and Higher Tier students.
3 • Students: The total time for the examinations is increasing, from 3 1⁄2 hours to 4 1⁄2 hours. All exams will be sat at the end of the course.
4 • Students: There are fewer marks at the lower grades and more marks at the higher grades at both
foundation Tier and Higher Tier.
5 • Students: A new grading structure is being introduced, from grade 9 to 1, to replace the familiar A* to G grading scale.
6 • Students: In the assessments there’s a greater emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, with more marks now being allocated to these higher-order skills.
7 • Students will be required to memorise formulae – fewer formulae will be provided in examinations.