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The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.

CPD
Face-to-face continuing professional development is limited to internal assessment standardising in relevant subjects in the coming academic year. Examination review will be provided online; a presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.

WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCSE Mathematics qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

Teachers' Guide
We are pleased to announce that the new GCSE Mathematics Linear Teachers' Guide is now available.

WJEC Linear and Unitised GCSE Mathematics

From first award in 2014 (first teaching on two-year courses September 2012) all centres in England will be required to follow linear GCSE specifications, whichever awarding organisation they use. Linear specifications are those where all examinations are taken at the end of the course.

This means that centres in England using WJEC GCSE Mathematics specifications MUST follow this linear specification.

GCSE Mathematics

The GCSE Mathematics Linear and Unitised specifications for teaching from September 2010 are now available to download under Specifications.

GCSE Mathematics:Essential Skills Wales

New WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Additional Mathematics

This qualification, for first teaching from September 2010, will provide a course of study for the most able candidates for GCSE Mathematics to be stretched and challenged. It will also provide an appropriate course of study for candidates who acquire GCSE Mathematics early.

Specification and specimen assessment materials are now available for download:

Please note the Level 2 Certificate in Additional Mathematics specification - 2010, is only accredited for use in centres in Wales.

Level 2 in Additional Mathematics:Essential Skills Wales

Linked Pair Pilot

In addition to the GCSE Linear and Unitised specifications, WJEC is piloting a linked pair of GCSEs in Mathematics.

This qualification is an extension of the GCSE Mathematics provision, to a double award qualification.

The pilot will only be available to a small number of centres in Wales.

Specification and specimen assessment materials are now available for download under Specifications.

Unitised Specifications - GCSE

Video explaining entry and re-sit rules for GCSE unitised specifications.
Unitised Specifications - GCSE video.

Uniform Marks - UMS

Please follow this link to obtain the Raw / UMS grade boundaries

Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks.

For further information, please contact:

John Williams - Mathematics Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5310
E-mail: john.williams@wjec.co.uk

Betsan Jones - Linked Pair Pilot Project Manager
Telephone: 029 2026 5318
E-mail: betsan.jones@wjec.co.uk

Rhian Williams - Mathematics Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5199
E-mail: rhian.williams@wjec.co.uk

Maths Core GCSE

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