Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics B (2016)

Supporting success in Mathematics 

Our Edexcel 9-1 International GCSE Mathematics B specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, higher education representatives and subject expert groups. 

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The qualification supports seamless progression to further study, with up-to-date content reflecting the latest thinking in the subject. It is comparable to the UK reformed GCSEs in terms of the level of demand and assessment standards.

With the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs in England, the A* grade available for the current Edexcel International GCSEs does not neatly align with the top grade 9. Grade 9 represents a higher level of attainment than the current A* grade. 

After extensive consultation with schools and wider stakeholders, we have taken the decision to introduce the 9-1 grading scale for the updated suite of Edexcel International GCSEs. This is to give the very highest performers the opportunity to achieve a grade 9, rewarding outstanding academic achievement.

We will provide you with a wider range of teaching and learning materials, resources and training to support the best possible learner outcomes, in time for first teaching. This support includes schemes of work, comprehensive textbooks and interactive resources, digital services and tailored Edexcel International GCSE teacher training. This will complement the wider Pearson support available for Edexcel qualifications, such as ResultsPlus, ResultsPlus Direct, and Exam Wizard.

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International GCSE Mathematics B 2016 specification
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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level 2
Mathematics B
Specification codes:
International and UK Independent Schools ?International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools, but can be taught in independent schools.
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We want to make sure our 9-1 International GCSE Mathematics B is shaped by you, for your students, to help them achieve their best. As such, we would be grateful if you can continue to participate in our Edexcel International GCSE consultation through our online subject expert panels.

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Our aim: to create courses that will help your students engage with the subject and fulfil their potential.

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Our free Getting Ready To Teach events will support you in delivering the new Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics B specification for first teaching from September 2016.

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Why choose this specification?

The Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics B specification is assessed through two examination papers. An alternative to the Mathematics A specification and a foundation for further study, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools. 

If you’re a UK state school, you may be interested in our Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics, which is eligible for funding.

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