## Maths GCSE(9-1)

### Practice Paper 8

#### Higher Tier

##### Time: 30 minutes

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The papers are designed to help you (or your students) prepare for the GCSE Mathematics examinations which were set for the first time in 2017.

A printable progress record sheet for the first 20 papers is available here.

The more common formulae are no longer given in the exam paper. Here is a Formulae Sheet to memorise.

Performance in the GCSE exams is measured using grades 9 to 1 instead of the previous grades A to G. The following diagram shows roughly how the grades compare:

When the first cohort received their results in August 2017 one of my former colleagues, Paul Metcalf (@PaulMetcalf123), analysed the data and produced the following summary:

Comparison of statistics for new GCSE examinations in June 2017.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"An informative newspaper article in the Ipswich Star explained the nine to one grades just before the first set of results were announced.

Four is a 'standard pass', equal to a low C. Five is a ‘strong pass’, equal to a high C, and is the new benchmark. Seven to nine is equal to A and A*. Three to one is equal to D to G.