Enhanced tiering support

Helping you make the right decision for your students with tier of entry decisions.

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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)