Pearson Edexcel GCSEs Mathematics (9–1) from 2015
Enhanced tiering support
Helping you make the right decision for your students with tier of entry decisions.
In our many conversations with teachers over the last couple of years, we know that tier of entry decision continues to be a challenge for many. To help you with this we're pleased to announce that we have produced some Enhanced Tiering Support for our GCSE (9-1) Mathematics qualification.
This new Enhanced Tiering Support is now available, providing you with a number of tools to help you determine a suitable tier of entry for your students.
The enhanced tiering support comprises:
1. Tiering guidance
To show the key differences in content and assessment between the two tiers.
2. Exemplification of performance at grade 4 and grade 5
A summary of mathematical skills that students achieving a secure grade 4/5 were able to demonstrate in the summer 2018 exams.
3. Diagnostic tests
A set of diagnostic tests using questions and performance data from the summer 2018 exams to help you determine a suitable tier for mock exams. These tests are designed for students who are targeting grade 4.
Student-friendly mark schemes and Question Level Analysis (QLA) spreadsheets are provided for each test.
4. Case studies (coming soon)