Edexcel GCSE 2012 Maths Linked Pair Pilot reforms
The Edexcel GCSE 2012 linear Maths Linked Pair Pilot specification is now available to download for first teaching in September 2012 (for two-year courses) and first assessment in June 2014.
The main changes are:
- No content change to the specification
- Linear assessment structure: all units are taken at the end of the course*
*Please see the FAQs with specific details to how linear rules operate with the linked pair.
Background to the Linked Pair Pilot
The ‘linked pair’ pilot began in September 2010, and consists of two GCSEs:
- Methods which looks at the pure aspects of mathematics
- Applications, which includes using mathematics in everyday contexts including “financial applications" and problem-solving in real-life scenarios
The ‘linked pair’ pilot is worth two GCSEs and is being piloted at the same time as our single Edexcel GCSE Mathematics specifications. Jointly, the linked pair GCSEs cover the rigorous core national curriculum programme of study, which is also assessed by the single GCSE. The pair, in addition, give a broader grounding in both methods in mathematics and applications of mathematics.
Further information on the Linked Pair Pilot can be found on the Department for Education website. If you are interested in joining the pilot, please email email@example.com. If you are delivering the linked pair in your centre and have a subject query, please email our maths experts at TeachingMaths@pearson.com.
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