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The rise and rise of A level maths

Whose doing what – data on exam entries for Summer 2024

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9 – 1 Grade Boundaries

As most readers will know, this year sees GCSE maths grading change from A* to E to 9 – 1.  There has been much speculation as to what the grade boundaries will be for each new level. The first (that I have found) to publish the grade boundaries are Cambridge, for their IGCSE and can be […]

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Group work

To be fair, successive governments have been pretty successful in raising the profile and importance of Maths as an A Level and it is the most popular A-Level with circa 11% of 2015 entries being A Level Maths. But this is not without its problems – as pupils and parents recognise the value of Maths […]

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‘Twas the night before results day …

So, when I went to bed last night I was a little anxious. Why? Today is GCSE results day and as I fell asleep I wasn’t convinced that my whole class would secure that oh so important Grade C (or better.) There were (at least) 3 students of mine for whom a grade C would […]

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Revision is temporary …

… results are permanent. Bill Shankly famously once said: Form is temporary, class is permanent I (rather less famously) have butchered his words to come up with the motivational message above to maybe spur one or two on with their revision as the summer exams loom ever closer. Feel free to do with it what […]

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