Mathematics: GCSE

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Labour, Lancaster and Fleetwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the accreditation process for GCSE Mathematics in ensuring appropriate standards.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Ofqual has carried out a programme of research to review the awarding organisations’ sample assessment materials for the new Mathematics GCSEs with a particular emphasis on comparability and an appropriate standard of demand. Ofqual published the outcomes of this research on 21 May and awarding organisations are revising their sample assessment materials. Information regarding this can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/actions-in-response-to-ofquals-gcse-maths-research-report

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