Lower grade boundaries for maths GCSE resit exam spark concern

Concerns have been raised after new data showed that pupils needed as little as 13% of marks in a higher-tier maths GCSE paper to achieve a ‘standard pass’ in their resits last term.

The grade boundaries for a ‘standard pass’ – a grade 4 in the new higher tier maths GCSE paper – have all dropped from last summer for the three major exam boards.

In Edexcel’s higher mathematics GCSE paper, a pass would have been achieved with 13% of the overall marks in November – compared to 17% in the summer.

Meanwhile, pupils who took the higher maths GCSE paper for AQA needed 17% of the marks to pass – compared to 19% in the summer.

Read the full article on the Tes.


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