03 Nov GCSE 2024 Dates: Exam timetable – All you need to know
Pearson Edexcel takes pride in their specification, tailored to enhance the quality of math education. Their assessments are meticulously composed, employing clear and straightforward language to ensure accessibility for all students.
The grading system for GCSE ranges from 1 to 9, where 1 signifies the lowest grade and 9 represents the pinnacle of achievement. This system allows for differentiation within the higher grades, especially between 7 and 9, which cover what would traditionally be classified as A to A*. A grade 9 is a testament to exceptional performance, typically attained by the top 5% of students in their cohort.
To maintain fairness, grade boundaries are recalibrated annually, guaranteeing an equitable evaluation for all students. These boundaries depend on the number of points a student accumulates in the exam, ensuring a rigorous and consistent evaluation process. Senior examiners work to maintain consistent standards, assuring that the difficulty level of the exam does not impact the grading system. If a year’s paper proves to be more challenging than its predecessor, the grade boundaries are adjusted downward, reflecting the increased difficulty.
While the grade boundaries for 2024 remain unknown, it is anticipated that they will align closely with those of 2023. For reference, the 2023 boundaries can be accessed here and in the image below.
Exam dates for each exam board
Exams will begin on 16th May 2024, they are all one hour and thirty minutes long (90 minutes in total).
Edexcel GCSE 2024
- Paper 1 (non-calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Maths Tier: Thursday 16th May, during the morning.
- Paper 2 (calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Maths Tier: Monday 3rd June, during the morning.
- Paper 3 (calculator) for both Foundation tier and Higher Maths Tier: Monday 10th June, during the morning.
Find out more in the Edexcel Pearson GCSE page.
OCR GCSE 2024
These exams are labelled 1, 2, and 3 as Foundation Tier and 4, 5, and 6 as Higher Tier.
- Papers 1 and 4: Thursday 16th May.
- Papers 2 and 5: Monday 3rd June.
- Papers 3 and 6: Monday 10th June
Find out more in the OCR GCSE page.
AQA GCSE 2024
- Paper 1 (non-calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier: Thursday 16th May, during the morning.
- Paper 2 (calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier: Monday 3rd June, during the morning.
- Paper 3 (calculator) for both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier: Monday 10th June, during the morning.
Find out more on the AQA GCSE page.
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