GCSE (9-1) Mathematics: February 2020 update

Mon Mar 02 09:50:00 UTC 2020

Read on for news about our new revision and wellbeing infographics, as well as a reminder about the most recent free support and training to help you and your team teach GCSE (9–1) Mathematics with confidence.

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Enhanced Tiering Support

We know that many of you are deciding on tiering for your students at the moment. To help you with making these decisions, we've developed a range of brand-new Enhanced Tiering Support for GCSE (9–1) Maths:

tiering guidance showing the key differences in content and assessment between the two tiers

exemplification of grade 4 and grade 5 performance – a summary of the mathematical skills that students achieving a grade 4/5 are able to demonstrate

diagnostic tests to help you determine a suitable tier for your students.

To make it easier, we've collated all the Enhanced Tiering Support we offer in one simple zip file (3.7 MB)
 

Now available: November 2019 exam materials

Exam materials for the November 2019 exam series are now online, and you may find them helpful to use with students for exam preparation and practice.

You can access:

  • question papers (including modified versions)
  • mark schemes
  • examiner reports.

Access exam materials

New: one-mark questions and mark schemes

There are now more materials available to provide practice for your Foundation students.

We have collated three question papers (two calculator and one non-calculator) of one-mark questions taken from the June and November exams between 2017 and 2019. These are accompanied by mark schemes.

Download question papers and mark schemes

New: one-mark questions and mark schemes

There are now more materials available to provide practice for your Foundation students.

We have collated three question papers (two calculator and one non-calculator) of one-mark questions taken from the June and November exams between 2017 and 2019. These are accompanied by mark schemes.

Download the questions

Free network events and online Q&As

As part of our commitment to support you every step of the way with our qualifications, you're invited to:

  • our free network events – join us at your nearest event to chat with fellow teachers about everything from mocks through to free qualification support.

    Find your nearest network event
     
  • free online Q&A sessions with Pietro Tozzi. There are two more live Q&A sessions this term on:

    • Thursday 27 February at 4–5:30 pm. This session will focus on Tiering Decisions (Enhanced Tiering Support).
    • Wednesday 25 March at 4–5:30 pm. This session will focus on intervention strategies and resources.

More free support on the Maths Emporium 

In addition to support on our website, there’s also the free Maths Emporium run by your Subject Advisor, Graham Cumming.

It includes new extra support for GCSE Maths, with: 

  • a new set of GCSE Maths shadow papers (slightly amended versions of the November 2019 papers that you can use as unseen mock exams)
     
  • student-friendly mark schemes for GCSE Maths that are guides to good practice, indicating where marks are given for correct answers
     
  • results information, grade boundaries and ResultsPlus data for the November 2019 exams.

To access these materials and more, visit the Maths Emporium.

Now available: revision wellbeing infographics

At Pearson, we’re committed to supporting positive wellbeing in schools and colleges. As part of our #healthyhappyschools campaign, we've been inspired by our conversations with teachers, students, parents and experts, particularly when it comes to tackling exam stress. 

That's why we've created two infographics on: 

We wanted to share these as soon as they were available so you can use them in the way that works best for you and your students. We'll also be creating more support in the run-up to exams and beyond, and we'll keep you updated with any new content. 

Coming soon: new set of mocks (set 5)

A new set of mocks (set 5) will be released in March, but we are working on producing a pre-design version. We'll let you know as soon as they are available!

You’ll need your Edexcel Online username and password to access some of the materials. Your exams officer will be able to let you know your login details.
 

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