# Secondary Maths GCSE Foundation Update 29th June 2016

Secondary Maths GCSE Foundation Update 29th June 2016 Aims of this session 1. Changes to general content and exam structure. 2. New Content at Foundation 3. Teaching strategies for content Changes to the Maths GCSE

More rules around examination entries More papers to sit New Grading System Changes to type of content New Assessment objectives Its bigger - More content in both tiers More formulae for students to remember for exams Examination entries From November 2014, entries for GCSE Mathematics will be restricted to retake candidates (Ofqual, March 2014). Retake candidates can still resit current GCSE in November 2016 and now June

2017 Only available to re-take candidates. Each student who takes an examination during the month of November (from November 2017) must have reached at least the age of 16 on or before 31 August in the same calendar year as the assessment (Ofqual, May 2014). The only mathematics qualification that will count in the 2017 secondary school performance tables will be the reformed GCSE (91) Mathematics qualifications for first examination in summer 2017 (Department for Education, July 2014). How it will be assessed? Edexcel

Paper 1 Non-calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks Paper 2 Calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks Paper 3 Calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks AQA

Paper 1 Non-calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks Paper 2 Calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks Paper 3 Calculator 1 hour 30 min 80 Marks OCR Paper 1

Calculator 1 hour 30 min 100 Marks Paper 2 Non-calculator 1 hour 30 min 100 Marks Paper 3 Calculator 1 hour 30 min 100 Marks Content from any of the specification may be assessed in each paper. Grading system

Grade 5 will be positioned in the top third of the marks for a current grade C and in the bottom third of the marks for a current grade B. This will mean it will be more demanding than the present grade C. Grading system Changes to content 28% 35% 20% 17% As defined by Ofqual

Assessment objective Current GCSE 45-55% Current GCSE 25-35% Current GCSE 15-25% Some examples of AO2 and AO3 Thoughts? What are the differences? How do you think your students will find them? To equip students with problem solving skills to be

able to tackle AO3 more effectively use: Gold, Silver, Bronze resource Opportunity to look at new content specification Main new topics to both Use inequality notation to specify simple error intervals Identify and interpret roots, intercepts, turning points of quadratic functions graphically; deduce roots algebraically

Fibonacci type sequences, quadratic sequences, geometric progression Relate ratios to linear functions Interpret the gradient of a straight line graph as a rate of change Know the exact values of sin and cos for = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90; know the exact value of tan for = 0, 30, 45 and 60 Frequency trees

Main new topics down from higher

Index laws: zero and negative powers (numeric and algebraic) Standard form Compound interest and reverse percentages Direct and indirect proportion (numeric and algebraic) Expand the product of two linear expressions Factorise quadratic expressions in the form (inc. DOTS) Solve linear/linear simultaneous equations Solve quadratic equations by factorisation Plot cubic and reciprocal graphs, recognise quadratic and cubic graphs Trigonometric ratios in 2D right-angled triangles Fractional scale enlargements in transformations Lengths of arcs and areas of sectors of circles Mensuration problems Vectors (except geometric problems/proofs) Density & Pressure

Tree diagrams PDF version of spec with foundation highlighted Topics no longer in foundation specification Writing numbers in words and from words Trial and improvement Tessellations Use isometric grids Imperial units of measure

Questionnaires 3D coordinates New formulae to learn Pythagoras Theorem Trigonometry formulae SOHCAHTOA only Trigonometry special values e.g sin 30 = 0.5 Area of trapezium Volume of a prism Compound interest?

Density & Pressure Formulae given Curved surface area of a cone Surface area of a sphere Volume of a sphere Volume of a cone Teaching Ideas Spread topics carefully over Yr 10 and 11 Expanding double brackets (m + 4) (m + 3)

Compound interest using the % button! 500 at 2% compound interest for 3 years. SOHCAHTOA triangles Trick for remembering? 45 0 60 90 sin 45 cos

60 90 30 0 30 2 1 2 2 tan 0 =

3 0 2 4 tan 30 = 2 0 2 tan 45 = tan 60 =

1 Teaching Ideas Density & Pressure M D F V P Factorise quadratics Product Product Product

12 18 20 7 11 12 Sum Sum Sum

A Teaching Ideas Parallel lines - Simultaneous graphs for approximate solutions Desmos Number machines Solving equations Re-arranging formulae Finding theta Start every lesson with number work (50%!) Links Edexcel Videos and resources for some new topics: https:// qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2

015/teaching-support/training-events.html Resources and CPD for those working with students resitting GCSE Maths: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/38831 Free graphing software www.desmos.com Maths emporium, free for all teachers: www.edexcelmaths.com

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