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# Specification at a glance

### Assessment overview

Students are entered for either foundation tier (paper 01, paper 02 and paper 03) or higher tier (paper 04, paper 05 and paper 06).

### Foundation tier (grades 5 to 1)

Paper | Marks | Duration | Weighting | insert text |

## Paper 01 - J560/01(Calculator permitted) | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% | |

## Paper 02 - J560/02(Calculator | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% | |

## Paper 03 - J560/03(Calculator permitted) | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% |

### Higher tier (grades 9 to 4)

Paper | Marks | Duration | Weighting | insert text |

## Paper 04 - J560/04(Calculator permitted) | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% | |

## Paper 05 - J560/05(Calculator | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% | |

## Paper 06 - J560/06(Calculator permitted) | 100 | 1 hour 30 mins | 33⅓% |

### Key features of the specification

- 100 marks per paper, giving us a large scope for awarding more method marks within questions. This means candidates can be better rewarded for each correct step on the way towards an answer.
- A column of required content suitable for ‘initial learning’ is set out in the specification, ensuring that the basics can be established with students before moving on to more difficult areas.
- Mathematical formulae will be provided directly in each question when relevant.

### Content overview

Content is arranged by topic area and applies to both tiers as detailed in the specification. Topics may be assessed on any paper.

#### Number operations and integers

- Calculations with integers
- Whole number theory
- Combining arithmetic operations
- Inverse operations

#### Fractions, decimals and percentages

- Fractions
- Decimal fractions
- Percentages
- Ordering fractions, decimals and percentages

#### Indices and surds

- Powers and roots
- Standard form
- Exact calculations

#### Approximation and estimation

- Approximation and estimation

#### Ratio, proportion and rates of change

- Calculations with ratio
- Direct and inverse proportion
- Discrete growth and decay

#### Algebra

- Algebraic expressions
- Algebraic formulae
- Algebraic equations
- Algebraic inequalities
- Language of functions
- Sequences

#### Graphs of equations and functions

- Graphs of equations and functions
- Straight line graphs
- Transformations of curves and their equations
- Interpreting graphs

#### Basic geometry

- Conventions, notation and terms
- Ruler and compass constructions
- Angles
- Properties of polygons
- Circles
- Three-dimensional shapes

#### Congruence and similarity

- Plane isometric transformations
- Congruence
- Plane vector geometry
- Similarity

#### Mensuration

- Units and measurement
- Perimeter calculations
- Area calculations
- Volume and surface area calculations
- Triangle mensuration

#### Probability

- Basic probability and experiments
- Combined events and probability diagrams

#### Statistics

- Sampling
- Interpreting and representing data
- Analysing data