How do they compare?

New Grades | Old Grades |

9 | A* |

9 | |

8 | |

8 | A |

7 | |

7 | |

6 | B |

6 | |

5 | |

5 | C |

4 | |

4 | |

3 | D |

3 | |

3 |

Higher Tier Grade Boundaries (out of 240 possible marks):

Sitting | Grade 9 | Grade 8 | Grade 7 | Grade 6 | Grade 5 | Grade 4 | Grade 3 |

Jun 2017 | 190 | 157 | 124 | 96 | 68 | 41 | 27 |

Nov 2017 | 189 | 150 | 112 | 85 | 58 | 32 | 19 |

Jun 2018 | 202 | 170 | 139 | 109 | 79 | 50 | 35 |

Nov 2018 | 194 | 159 | 125 | 95 | 66 | 37 | 22 |

Jun 2019 | 198 | 167 | 137 | 108 | 80 | 52 | 38 |

Nov 2019 | 197 | 165 | 133 | 103 | 73 | 43 | 28 |

Nov 2020 | 189 | 157 | 126 | 96 | 66 | 37 | 22 |

Average % | 81% | 67% | 53% | 41% | 29% | 17% | 11% |

These are the higher tier grade boundaries for all past sittings of the new Edexcel GCSE Maths. The first two sets of exams were not at all popular with students but the June 2018 exams were viewed as more reasonable. The grade boundaries were higher but students felt they had more opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Grade boundaries for November exams are not as reliable as boundaries for June exams because there are far fewer students taking what essentially are re-sit exams.

All except the November 2020 exams were taken before the pandemic but give an indication of what you can expect both when completing past papers and when sitting your actual GCSE exams in May/June 2022.

**Monday Lesson:**

Sine and Cosine Rules 2

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Sine and Cosine Rules 3

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Area of a Triangle by Trigonometry

**Friday Lesson:**

Intro to Vectors

**Monday Lesson:**

Quadratic Formula

Video Lesson (16 min)

**Friday Lesson:**

Intro to Sine & Cosine Rules

**Monday Lesson:**

Box Whisker Exam Question Examples

Review of Surds

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Cancelled - Science Mock

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Cancelled - Various Mocks

**Friday Lesson:**

Intro to Circle Theorems

Use the online software to deduce the properties of a circle and the circle theorems.

Record your findings on your student conjecture sheet.

Compare your findings with the Circle Theorems Summary.

**Monday Lesson:**

Histograms

Recurring Decimals to Fractions

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Iteration

Approximate Solutions to Equations

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Iteration to Solve Equations

Lesson Notes

Frequency Polygons

Estimating the Mean

Video Lesson (16 min)

**Friday Lesson:**

Cumulative Frequency Graphs

Probability Trees

Video Lesson (24 min)

**Monday Lesson:**

Trapezium Rule

For finding area under curve.

Note that the area under a velocity time graph represents the distance travelled.

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Gradient At A Point On A Curve

Note that the gradient of a distance - time graph represents velocity.

Note that the gradient of a velocity - time graph represents acceleration.

Two-Way Tables Revision

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Straight Lines

Finding Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Exercise to Identify Equations of Straight Lines

**Friday Lesson:**

Composite Functions

**Monday Lesson:**

Indices Exercises

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Standard Form

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Pinpoint Data Entry in Room G24

**Monday Lesson:**

Direct and Inverse Proportion

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Inverse Proportion

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Rules of Indices

Video Lesson (25 Mins)

Video Lesson Exercise and Solutions

**Friday Lesson:**

Higher Tier June 2018 Paper 2

**Monday Lesson:**

Plotting Graphs

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Plotting Graphs Exam Questions

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Direct Proportion

Exam Question Video Lesson (2 Min)

Two exam questions with solutions

**Friday Lesson:**

May 2018 Higher Tier Paper 1

**Monday Lesson:**

Graphical Inequalities

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Sequences

Linear and Quadratic

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Sequences 2

Quadratic, Fibonacci and Geometric

**Friday Lesson:**

May 2017 Foundation Tier Paper 3

Grade 5 - 53/80. Grade 4 - 41/80. Grade 3 - 30/80.

**Monday Lesson:**

Linear Equations

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Linear Equations Word Problems

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Inequalities

**Monday Lesson:**

Trig Finding Angles & Difference of Two Squares

Homework for Wednesday 15 September.

Complete and self mark from the solutions provided:

Trigonometry Exercise and Solutions

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Simultaneous Linear Equations 1

Homework for Monday 20 September.

Print off your notes Graphical Solution to Simultaneous Equations

Use the online software to solve the 5 questions on fact sheet.

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Simultaneous Equations 2

IT failure so no lesson notes. However, video lesson and notes available:

Video (18 mins)

Simultaneous Equations Lesson Notes Transcript

**Friday Lesson:**

May 2017 Foundation Tier Paper 1

Grade 5 - 53/80. Grade 4 - 41/80. Grade 3 - 30/80.

**Monday Lesson:**

Factorising Quadratic Expressions

IT failure so no lesson notes for this lesson

**Tuesday Lesson:**

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factorising

IT failure so no lesson notes for this lesson

Substitute lesson notes same as above

**Wednesday Lesson:**

Solving Quadratics With Multiple X^{2 }Term

**Friday Lesson:**

Basic Trigonometry

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