It could be a FSMQ - free standing Maths qualification - you do need to know more.
However the research says that early entry is not a good idea ...
I'm very interested in this. Please can you elaborate? I'm concerned that my DD, will be encouraged to take the GCSE early, and may not achieve her best possible grade. Her skills lie in other areas, and I'm not interested in her doing 'additional' maths in Year 11. I'd rather she just had a decent shot at an A, or better, an A* in her GCSE.
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. My query actually related to the second part of your message - that 'research says that early entry is not a good idea'. What's the research, and what does it say?