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Specification

Edexcel GCSE in
Mathematics A ­ Linear (1MA0)

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Contents
Introduction
Welcome from the GCSE Mathematics team ........................................... ii
Our proven formula for success .............................................................. iii
Specification at a glance ......................................................................... iv
Assessment at a glance ........................................................................... v
Support you can count on ........................................................................ vi




Section A:
Qualification content .
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Section B:
Assessment overview ............................................ 67-74




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Welcome from the GCSE
mathematics team

Dear Mathematics Colleague
We are proud to introduce you
to the new accredited GCSE
Mathematics specification from
Edexcel, ready for first teaching in
September 2010.
We've designed this specification
and our support systems
around you, to help you to raise Suha Graham Keith Maria…

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Edexcel
GCSE Mathematics
Our proven formula for your success
Edexcel's GCSE holistic approach for the overall
1 Mathematics A picture


Key features of our specification:
· All assessments taken at the end of the course
· Holistic teaching approach
· Flexible and adaptable course that can be tailored to suit…

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Specification at a glance
Our new lineal specification is an engaging way to teach students who respond well to
a holistic approach to learning mathematics. The following table shows the overarching
topics you can expect to teach:


Paper Areas of content Weighting Method of Assessment

Statistics & Probability, Number &…

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Assessment at a glance
Specification A has been designed to allow a holistic approach to teaching and assessment.
Each paper assesses all assessment objectives and content.
With two units available at each of the two tiers (Higher and Foundation) each worth 50%
of the final marks, you can feel confident…

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Support you can count on
Expert subject support
· Mathematics Emporium: Your answer to total support, our central online
resource is run by our in-house maths expert, Graham Cumming and provides you with
everything you need to support your students throughout the year - from past papers
and mark schemes…

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GCSE
Mathematics A




Specification




Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics A (1MA0)
For first teaching from September 2010


Issue 2
March 2010

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Introduction
The Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics A is designed for use in school and colleges. It is part of
a suite of GCSE qualifications offered by Edexcel.
This specification is aimed at teachers who plan the work holistically, around the content, but
not necessarily in any pre-defined order, to support…

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