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GCSE maths - reducing exams to two papers?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by s4rah77, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. s4rah77

    s4rah77 New commenter

    Hi, Year 11 niece has come home from school and mentioned something about in summer 2020 there will only be two maths papers not three (she'll be sitting foundation OCR). Has she got the wrong end of the stick? I've had a quick look online and can't find anything about it. Thanks
  2. pi r squared

    pi r squared Occasional commenter

    Nope - still three, I'm afraid.
  3. camillapt

    camillapt New commenter

    Is she doing the iGCSE - those only have two papers?
  4. s4rah77

    s4rah77 New commenter

    I'll get her to ask if they're changing over to IGCSE, is that not something that they would have discussed with parents?
  5. DM

    DM New commenter

  6. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    I know Eduqas is the name for the Welsh board offering qualifications in England. Surely they have to follow the same rules as the other boards for exams in England. Does this mean there was no actual requirement for the other exam boards to go to 3 exams?
  7. DM

    DM New commenter

    There's a minimum examination time. The Educas papers are longer. Other Awarding Bodies chose to have three shorter papers.
  8. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Thank you
  9. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    (Just to clarify on terminology - "exam boards" came to an end in 2001. Since then we've had awarding bodies.)

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