Maths Alevel expected to have lowest pass mark in history

This summer was the first year that pupils of all abilities took the new, reformed Maths qualification which was designed to be more challenging and better prepare sixth form students for university. Maths A-level is expected to have the lowest pass mark in history, as experts predict that a financial incentive for schools may have led to a weaker cohort.  But students complained that they found the Edexcel exam exceptionally difficult, with thousands signing a petition to demand “some form of compensation” or “special consideration” since questions were “unlike any specimen, past or textbook questions”.  A separate petition claimed that students’ hopes of attending university have been “shattered”…

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