New 2017 GCSE Maths syllabus
Due to changes brought in by the government to the GCSE curriculum it has been necessary for all schools to update the existing GCSE Maths.
The new mathematics syllabus planned for first teaching in 2015 and first examined in 2017, is significantly more extensive from the existing qualification.
The TES stated, “It will be almost twice the size of current maths GCSE because of Michael Gove’s stipulation that it must demand deeper and broader mathematical understanding”.
Although this new curriculum is planned for teaching from Sept 2015, the current syllabus is still available to be examined until June 2016 and it is anticipated that many learning providers who teach GCSE maths as a one year course, will continue on the old syllabus for a further year. Many however (particularly schools) will be starting the new syllabus immediately.
Students should NOT be concerned about the NEW 2017 GCSE Maths Course. Fundamentally, it is the same as the previous years but has included ALL parts that were in AQA, EDEXCEL and OCR Exams.
The GCSE English 2017 Syllabus has not changed as extensively as Maths. As such, only minor changes have been made to the GCSE English products currently on offer, but further changes to help students prepare for assessment will be made in the near future.