Over the past year most Maths departments across the country have been scratching their heads around this topic. Over the past few months the head scratching has been more prolific. I have been working on a document that has helped me understand the new 9 to 1 grades and the revision of the Assessment Objectives within this new GCSE 2015 specification.
The process of producing this resource has taken me from a point despair to clarity… to the point where I think it actually adds value to teaching. Currently we are in the process of rolling out a grading system that will allow a student to track progress/attainment from Year 7 to Year 11 on an agreed scale, heavily structured by the new 9 to 1 grading system. The topics have been guided into what I think is an appropriate grade and then split between the three assessment objectives.
This is by no means a finished document or resource but it’s a starting point where one hasn’t existed (my colleagues and I have searched daily to no avail).
Your feedback would be invaluable and I have placed it on here so that other professionals can use it and more importantly test it.