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Speci cation
Edexcel GCSE
in Mathematics B (2MB01)
For rst certi cation 2014
Issue 3

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Introduction
The Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics B is designed for use in school and colleges. It is part
of a suite of GCSE qualifications offered by Edexcel. In this specification the subject content
is split into three units.

The three units are:
Unit 1, which focuses on statistics and probability…

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About this specification

The assessment of all three units is at the end of the two-year programme of study.
Accessible assessment for all students.
Written to meet the needs of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study.
Also available to support delivery:
Itemised assessment feedback through ResultsPlus.
Advice from subject…

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Contents

Specification at a glance 1
A Qualification content 5
National Qualifications Framework (NQF) criteria 5
Key subject aims 5
Knowledge and understanding 5
Skills 6
List of unit contents 7
Subject content 9
Unit 1: Statistics and Probability 19
Unit 2: Number, Algebra, Geometry 1 31
Unit 3: Number,…

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C Resources, support and training 113
FREE Teacher Support Materials 113
Edexcel published resources 113
Training 114
Edexcel support services 114
Endorsed resources 116

D Appendices 117
Appendix 1 Key skills 119
Appendix 2 Wider curriculum 121
Appendix 3 Codes 123
Appendix 4 Formulae sheets 125

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Specification at a glance

The Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics B comprises three units:
Units 1, 2, and 3


Unit 1 Statistics and Probability *Unit code 1F: 5MB1F
*Unit code 1H: 5MB1H

Externally assessed
Availability: June and November 30% of the total GCSE

First assessment: June 2014
Overview of content
1.…

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Unit 2 Number, Algebra, Geometry 1 *Unit code 2F: 5MB2F
*Unit code 2H: 5MB2H

Externally assessed
Availability: June and November 30% of the total GCSE

First assessment: June 2014
Overview of content
1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Geometry
4. Measures
Overview of assessment
One written paper
Tiered papers
o Foundation…

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Unit 3 Number, Algebra, Geometry 2 *Unit code 3F: 5MB3F
*Unit code 3H: 5MB3H

Externally assessed
Availability: June and November 40% of the total GCSE

First assessment: June 2014
Overview of content
1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Geometry
4. Measures
Overview of assessment
One written paper
Tiered papers
o Foundation…

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This specification is Issue 3. Key changes are sidelined. We will inform centres of any changes
to this issue. The latest issue can be found on the Edexcel website: www.edexcel.com




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in Mathematics B

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