Maths Exams in the Real World

  • What do pupils find easier or harder in GCSE maths exams?
  • Are London pupils better at maths than those outside of London? Do they find algebra questions easier than the rest of the country?
  • Do advanced calculators disproportionately help advance a student’s understanding of maths?

LGfL maths Consultant (Grahame Smart) and Subject Advisor for Maths at EdExcel (Graham Cummings) explore the key challenges for GCSE students by analysing the performance of pupils from the summer 2019 high stakes GCSE Maths Exams.

Their insights to the performance of GCSE maths students can be used to help understand how to effectively support current and future cohorts of pupils as they prepare for their own GCSE exams in the future.