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On Friday 5 December the Department for Education (DfE) announced the list of qualifications that will be counted as core maths and will be included in school and college performance tables from 2017 and as part of the TechBacc (Technical Baccalaureate) measure from 2016. We are therefore happy to announce that both Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) and Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) have been approved as Core Maths qualifications.
Each of our qualifications have been awarded the following UCAS tariff: A - 60, B - 50, C - 40, D - 30, E - 20
Ofqual previously confirmed changes to be made to all GCSEs offered by all awarding bodies in England for teaching from September 2012. We are currently removing outdated specifications from the OCR website.
All teachers delivering OCR GCSEs should now be using the specifications marked as ‘from 2012’ after the subject e.g. for GCSE ‘Computing – J275 (from 2012)’.
Note: Past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports for outdated specifications are still available on the 'from 2012' version of the qualification and our past papers material finder.
We're supporting teachers and learners of mathematics with our qualifications on every step of their journey, from year 9 all the way to year 13.
You'll find the new qualifications feature an increased emphasis on real life problem solving, with a greater percentage of open-ended questions and less rote learning.
This approach empowers teachers with greater freedom to put learning first and to develop lateral thinking in their learners, drawing on the different branches of maths.
Our programme of maths aims to significantly improve employability and be a major asset for future studies across a wide number of subjects.
We’ve created sample resources for the new specifications to show you the materials we’re developing.
Our termly update Total Maths is designed to keep you up-to-date with Mathematics, as well as to share information, news and resources.
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