Have you seen the new Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors?

New Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors
A print friendly version of the Maths GCSE grade 1 to 9 descriptors can be found here.
The Department of further Education (DfE) have released some ‘grade descriptors’ for the new GCSEs graded 1 to 9 for Maths and they are clearly different from grade descriptions which apply to the old GCSEs graded A* to G.
The descriptors aim to help teachers understand the likely level of performance expected at a selection of grades in the new GCSEs. They give an idea of the expected mid-point performance at grades 2, 5 and 8. These descriptors are not designed to be used for awarding purposes in 2017 but the statistical predictions will be used to set grade outcomes.
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grade descriptors 1 to 9 maths

Grade descriptors for GCSEs graded 1 to 9 in Mathematics
Grade 8
To achieve grade 8, candidates will be able to:
  • perform procedures accurately
  • interpret and communicate complex information accurately
  • make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • construct substantial chains of reasoning, including convincing arguments and formal proofs
  • generate efficient strategies to solve complex mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into a series of mathematical processes
  • make and use connections, which may not be immediately obvious, between different parts of mathematics
  • interpret results in the context of the given problem
  • critically evaluate methods, arguments, results and the assumptions made
Grade 5
To achieve grade 5, candidates will be able to:
  • perform routine single- and multi-step procedures effectively by recalling, applying and interpreting notation, terminology, facts, definitions and formulae
  • interpret and communicate information effectively
  • make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions
  • construct chains of reasoning, including arguments
  • generate strategies to solve mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into mathematical processes, realising connections between different parts of mathematics
  • interpret results in the context of the given problem
  • evaluate methods and results
Grade 2
To achieve grade 2, candidates will be able to:
  • recall and use notation, terminology, facts and definitions; perform routine procedures, including some multi-step procedures
  • interpret and communicate basic information; make deductions and use reasoning to obtain results
  • solve problems by translating simple mathematical and non-mathematical problems into mathematical processes
  • provide basic evaluation of methods or results
  • interpret results in the context of the given problem
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One comment on “Have you seen the new Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors?
  1. AaliyahM says:

    Thanks for the post, very useful!

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