Mathematics

Edexcel GCSE

Three Examinations

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 to 1) in Mathematics is a tiered qualification. There are two tiers:

  • Foundation tier – grades 1 to 5 available
  • Higher tier grades – 4 to 9 available (grade 3 allowed).

The assessment for each tier of entry consists of three externally-examined papers, all three must be from the same tier of entry. Students must complete all three papers in the same assessment series.

Paper 1

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics Overview of assessment
  • Written examination papers with a range of question types
  • No calculator is allowed
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes (both Foundation and Higher tier papers)
  • 80 marks available

Paper 2

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics Overview of assessment
  • Written examination papers with a range of question types
  • Calculator allowed
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes (both Foundation and Higher tier papers)
  • 80 marks available

Paper 3

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics Overview of assessment

● Written examination papers with a range of question types

● Calculator allowed

● 1 hour and 30 minutes (both Foundation and Higher tier papers)

● 80 marks available

Grade 4 or above in Maths is an essential pre-requisite for access to employment and courses in further education.

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