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Number and Algebra 4

This book at level seven, from the Nuffield National Curriculum Mathematics series, was suitable for students following an intermediate GCSE course. It has nine units of work, each with information, questions and activities. The units, which are in short sections, have detailed content descriptions at the top of...

Shape, Space and Measures 4

This shape, space and measures book at level seven, from the Nuffield National Curriculum Mathematics series, was suitable for students following an intermediate GCSE course. It has nine units of work, each with information for students to read and questions and activities to do. The units, which are in short...

More Ideas for Coursework Activities

This book followed the introduction of the Century Maths Scheme. It was published to give teachers and students the opportunity to choose an interesting context in which to use mathematics for GCSE coursework.

Students may have had a special interest in, say, photography, boats or farming, in which case...

Topic Tasks and Topic Criteria

This resource from GAIM includes the set of Topic Tasks and Topic Criteria, which complete the assessment material for this scheme.

Topic Tasks
These are flexible resources which can be used individually or put together and reproduced in the form of class tests. They can...

Good Assessment Practice in Science

This report from Ofsted describes how assessment in science is most effective where it is used as a teaching tool as well as a means of judging attainment. Similarly the assessment of practical coursework is not just a means of assigning students to levels but of giving them the information they need to improve...

Key National Strategy Resources for GCSE Mathematics

This is a selection of CPD resources including teaching ideas from the Secondary National Strategy, chosen to support planning, teaching and assessment.

The resources cover:

  • Geometrical reasoning including Visualisations, Build-ups, Sample problems and Planning
  • Proportional reasoning...

Planning, Teaching and Assessing the Curriculum for Pupils with Learning Difficulties - Science

Produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2009, this guidance supports the planning, development and implementation of the curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties. It draws on effective practice across a range of schools and can be used in mainstream and special primary and secondary...

Standards Over Time in the Sciences - GCSE and A levels 1995 - 2007

This resource is a compilation of reports by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and Ofqual reviewing standards over time in science subjects at GCSE and A levels.

Context
Annually the publication of GCSE and A level examination results prompts public interest...

Standards Over Time in Mathematics 2001, 2006, 2009

Annually the publication of GCSE and A level examination results prompts public interest in the standards of those examinations. In 1996, Lord Dearing in his Review of Qualifications for 16–19 Year Olds made several recommendations to ensure that "there is a basis and accepted procedure ... for monitoring and...

GCSE Subject Criteria for Mathematics for First Teaching in 2007

QCA stipulates the criteria for awarding organisations to follow when developing specifications for GCSEs qualifications. Specifications have to meet these criteria in order to be accredited.

The GCSE qualification criteria explain the general aims of studying a particular subject at GCSE and outline the...

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