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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:21 am 
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How does this exam fit in with the Maths GCSE?

I had never heard of this qualification until a few days ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:46 am 
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I'm not sure what you mean.

There is a pilot twin GCSE which has two differently named GCSEs - might that be it?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:01 pm 
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I think so, so you get two GCSEs? Does the level of maths differ from the higher level GCSE?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:04 pm 
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http://www.aqa.org.uk/resource-zone/mat ... -pilot.php

All the boards offer this but see details above.

It is the same syllabus as a 'normal' GCSE but with some additional content - methods is about 'doing the sums' and 'application' is about using maths.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Thank you for providing the info so promptly.

Why would a child (or is it the school?) choose these exams over the standard GCSE?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Usually all the pupils in a school do this award - it does give the child two chances of getting a GCSE!

Also, for a few additional topics, you end up with another GCSE.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:34 pm 
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So it would not be a problem carrying onto to doing A level maths afterwards?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:36 pm 
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No, I can't see why it would be a problem.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Thank you very much for answering all my questions. I can see me having to post a lot more over the next few years.

(And he has only done the induction day yet!)


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