What Do I need to know about the Edexcel GCSE Maths Exam?

Your school or college may have chosen the Edexcel examination board, so what does this mean for you?

You will:

  • Take either the foundation or higher tier examinations.
  • Take three examinations papers (paper 1 is non calculator and papers 2 and 3 are calculator)
  • Each exam paper is 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Each paper has 80 marks
  • Foundation tier covers grades 1-5
  • Higher tier covers grades 4-9 (grade 3 is allowed)
  • Take the examinations in May/June or November