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Any Topics being cut from GCSE?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by tomkasperkowicz11, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. English is having poetry cut out of the syllabus due to less teaching time available caused by COVID.

    Has anything similar been announced or planned for the maths GCSE curriculum?

  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

  3. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

    It would be nigh on impossible in maths as all schools may have studied topics in different order.

    Oh and poetry hasn't been cut from English...it is now one of a choice of optional elements:

    "Schools will be given a choice of topics on which students have to answer questions in exams.

    A Shakespeare play will make up a “minimum common core”, which all pupils will be assessed on, and schools will be able to choose two more options from poetry, 19th century novel and fiction/drama from the British Isles from 1914.

    However, the document states that exam boards can add to the core “if they wish”."
  4. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    To be precise:
    AQA compulsory Shakespeare and poetry, with choice of pre/post 1914
    Edexcel compulsory Shakespeare and post 1914, with choice of poetry/pre 1914
    OCR no news
    but AQA are about to change their minds as they give in to the teacher lobby rather than the poetry lobby

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