Resit opportunities in GCSE Mathematics

Friday 7 Oct 2016

Updated 31 May 2017: we've removed information about GCSE Mathematics (4360) as this course is no longer available.

On 23 March, Ofqual announced the findings of their consultation on further resit opportunities for outgoing GCSEs in summer 2017. For full details of the outcome, see GOV.UK's page on resits for legacy GCSE, AS and A levels

We would like to remind schools and colleges that our new GCSE Mathematics (8300), with the new 9-1 grading, will also be available in summer 2017. It will be up to individual schools and colleges to choose the right qualification for them, and their students who are resitting.

We want to make sure that when we award grades each summer, we maintain the standard set in previous years. This becomes more difficult with small numbers of students, particularly if we have to ensure comparability across multiple specifications. With this in mind, we've decided to offer our GCSE Mathematics (Linear) B (4365) qualification as the GCSE Mathematics resit specification in summer 2017. The GCSE Linked Pair will also be available.

Planning your entries

To help you plan which qualifications to enter your students for and in which series, we have created the following table. If you'd like to discuss your options in more detail, please feel free to contact the subject team on 0161 957 3852 or maths@aqa.org.uk

Summer 2016

November 2016

Summer 2017

November 2017

Summer 2018

GCSE Mathematics (Linear) B (4365)

✓ Open to all students

✓ Students must have taken the qualification previously, have a good reason not to have taken it when planned (such as illness), or have been aged 16 or above on 31 August in the year of the last scheduled sitting

✓ Only available to students aged 16 or over on 31 August in the previous year

x

x

GCSE Linked Pair: Methods in Mathematics (9365)

✓ Open to all students

✓ Students must have taken the qualification previously, have a good reason not to have taken it when planned (such as illness), or have been aged 16 or above on 31 August in the year of the last scheduled sitting

✓ Only available to students aged 16 or over on 31 August in the previous year

x

x

GCSE Linked Pair: Applications of Mathematics (9370)

✓ Open to all students

✓ Students must have taken the qualification previously, have a good reason not to have taken it when planned (such as illness), or have been aged 16 or above on 31 August in the year of the last scheduled sitting

✓ Only available to students aged 16 or over on 31 August in the previous year

x

x

GCSE Mathematics (8300) – new 9–1 grading

x

x

✓ Open to all students

✓ New entries and resits are only available to students aged 16 or over on 31 August in the previous year

✓ Open to all students

AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics (8360)

✓ Open to all students

x

✓ Open to all students

x

✓ Open to all students