We have added 9-1 Grade Boundaries

One of the cool features (in our opinion) of methodmaths is its ability to build confidence around the quantity of correct work required to achieve each grade in the GCSE maths qualification. Despite loads of requests, we were reluctant to predict what the grade boundaries would be for the first set of live exams so our gradeometers were only reporting a %.

Now the June 17 test series is over we have something to work with. We have applied the published grade boundaries to all of our practice test materials and added some new colours to the dashboard to cover the new grades. Visually it paints quite an interesting picture particularly when you compare this to the legacy content. We must stress that we anticipate grade boundaries to be higher next year as schools become more familiar with the new specification. That said, we hope this is useful to teachers and students.

GCSE Foundation Dashboard  This visual suggests you need about 6 questions to secure a grade 1 , 9 questions for a grade 2, 13 questions for a grade 3,  16 questions for a grade 4 and 20 questions for a grade 5.

GCSE Foundation Dashboard

This visual suggests you need about 6 questions to secure a grade 1 , 9 questions for a grade 2, 13 questions for a grade 3,  16 questions for a grade 4 and 20 questions for a grade 5.

GCSE Higher Tier Dashboard  This visual suggests that 3 correct questions will secure a grade 3, 5 questions would get you to grade 4, 7 questions  will earn you a grade 5, 10 questions for a grade 6, 13 questions for a grade 7, 16 questions for a grade 8 and 19 questions for grade 9.   

GCSE Higher Tier Dashboard

This visual suggests that 3 correct questions will secure a grade 3, 5 questions would get you to grade 4, 7 questions  will earn you a grade 5, 10 questions for a grade 6, 13 questions for a grade 7, 16 questions for a grade 8 and 19 questions for grade 9.