The AQA GCSE maths specification is made up of all the key topics within the mathematics curriculum.The examination is terminal and is made up of three test papers that each student must sit. The foundation tier enables students to achieve up to a level 5.
AQA GCSE Maths Paper 1: non-calculator33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment GCSE Maths Question Types A mix of question styles appear in the exam, from short, single-mark questions to questions with multiple steps and calculations.
The mathematical difficulty increases as a student progresses through the paper.
1-2 Inappropriate vocabulary with little understanding of language structure. 3 of 20 Accuracy Marks Criteria Largely accurate, although there may still be some errors especially in attempts at more complex sentences. Generally accurate with errors occurring in attempts at more complex sentences. If a conjugated verb appears on the TPF, examiners will ignore the clause(s) where that verb is used when awarding a mark for Range of Language and Accuracy. Content Mark Maximum Mark for Range of Language Maximum Mark for Accuracy The criteria for assessment All of the criteria should be considered when deciding on a mark, but the following guidelines will prove particularly useful.
If the sentence (with the conjugated verb discounted) still communicates, then it may be counted towards the mark for Content. They do not mark a response to the bullet points which have the status of guidance. Must the title relate directly to the Contexts defined in the specification? 6 of 20 (a) CONTENT GENERAL OVERVIEW If the descriptor fits the piece exactly, then the examiner will award the middle mark in the band.
AQA GCSE Maths Paper 3: calculator33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment GCSE Maths Question Types There are many different questions types in paper 3, but these tend to be more varied than the other papers and contain more problem-solving style questions that require knowledge from multiple topics.
Mark schemes are prepared by the Lead Assessment Writer and considered, together with the relevant questions, by a panel of subject teachers.The higher tier enables students to achieve a level 4-9.The information below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.This mark scheme includes any amendments made at the standardisation events which all associates participate in and is the scheme which was used by them in this examination.The standardisation process ensures that the mark scheme covers the students responses to questions and that every associate understands and applies it in the same correct way.The same applies to the use of codes (eg a picture of an eye to represent the Spanish word hay). The student may choose to ignore the bullet points completely. If there is strong evidence of the descriptors and/or the examiner had been considering the band above, the highest of the three would be awarded.Visuals on Task Planning Forms are not permitted in June 2012 and beyond. If there is just enough evidence and/or the examiner had been considering the band below, then the lowest mark in the band would be awarded Students provide a fully relevant and detailed response with almost all information conveyed clearly and developed.Poor Very limited response to the task with little relevant information conveyed. Range Of Language Marks Criteria Wide variety of appropriate vocabulary and structures.More complex sentences are handled with confidence and verb tenses are used successfully. Students are not penalised for not responding to the scene setting details. And what if there is a significant amount of irrelevant material? Only the material which is relevant should still be assessed for RANGE OF LANGUAGE and ACCURACY. What if a student has omitted an entire aspect of the title?The piece with a title covering a range of topics which only mentions one of them (eg the title is School and Future Career but the student only mentions school ).7 of 20 The piece which starts with a long preamble about the student which is not relevant to the title.