Specification at a glance

The Scheme of Assessment is linear with two question papers at each tier to be taken in the same examination series as detailed below.

Paper 1
Written paper (Non-Calculator)
40% of the GCSE mathematics assessment
Foundation tier1 hour 15 mins70 marks
Higher tier1 hour 30 mins70 marks
Paper 2
Written paper (Calculator)
60% of the GCSE mathematics assessment
Foundation tier1 hour 45 mins105 marks
Higher tier2 hours105 marks
Foundation Tier grades C – G available
Higher Tier grades A* – D available (E allowed)