Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Linked Pair Pilot
Why choose this specification?
The ‘linked pair’ pilot began in September 2010, and consists of two GCSEs:
- Methods, which looks at the pure aspects of mathematics
- Applications, which includes using mathematics in everyday contexts (including financial applications) and problem-solving in real-life scenarios.
The ‘linked pair’ pilot is worth two GCSEs, and students must enter for both for either to count in the performance measures.
Jointly, the linked pair GCSEs cover the rigorous core national curriculum programme of study, which is also assessed by the single GCSE. The pair, in addition, give a broader grounding in both methods in mathematics and applications of mathematics.
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