# What is higher tier GCSE maths?

## What is higher tier GCSE maths?

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series. The information in the table below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.

## What is the pass mark for GCSE maths higher?

In 2019 for the mathematics Pearson, higher GCSE qualification, you needed to obtain 52/240 marks to achieve a grade 4. However, to achieve a grade 5 on the Pearson higher GCSE exam board you needed to obtain 80/240 marks.

**Does higher maths count as 2 GCSE?**

Additional maths carries a Level 3 Qualification status, similar to the old AS Levels (GCSE is Level 2), so it will not give you another GCSE.

**Is foundation or higher maths better?**

Foundation tier papers will see a greater focus on the number topic compared to the higher, while the higher tier will see a greater focus on algebra.

### What GCSE grade is 85 %?

This grade is used to represent a C Grade in GCSE. This grade is important since it forms the official “pass” of the GCSE qualification. This will most likely be attributable to a 68 – 85% in the Foundation Tier examinations or 23%+ in the Higher Tier examinations.

### Do past papers really help?

Past papers are an important tool for revision, allowing students to check how their revision is going and assess areas for improvement. Just doing the questions, perhaps under timed conditions and consulting the mark scheme is useful.

**When should you start doing past papers for GCSE?**

At least two weeks before your exams, start concentrating on past papers.

**Is there a Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths past exam papers?**

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Maths past exam papers. Pearson Edexcel currently runs one syallbus GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (1MA1), prior to 2017 Edexcel ran two syllabuses Mathematics A and Mathematics B. If you are not sure which exam tier (foundation or higher) you are sitting check with your teacher.

## What are the features of the GCSE Maths examination?

The GCSE maths qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier (4-1) or Higher tier (9-4). The papers have the following features: · Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3. · Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

## When did the New GCSEs start?

The new GCSEs (above) started in Autumn 2016. Prior to that WJEC provided similar exams but just at Higher and Foundation level. The first 3 or 4 questions in the papers below would now not appear in the Higher paper but in the Intermediate paper.

**What are ededexcel GCSE exams?**

Edexcel GCSE exams. The GCSE maths qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier (4-1) or Higher tier (9-4).