## What topics are in foundation maths paper 1?

The GCSE maths topics are:

- Number. Structure and calculation. Fractions, decimals and percentages. Measures and accuracy.
- Algebra. Notation, vocabulary and manipulation. Graphs.
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change.
- Geometry and measure. Properties and constructions. Mensuration and calculation.
- Probability.
- Statistics.

### Can you get a 5 on a foundation paper?

Grade 5 is the maximum. The maximum grade on the foundation paper is grade 5.

#### Is foundation maths equivalent to GCSE?

Foundation Level Mathematics course is designed for students who need an equivalent qualification at GCSE level. It can be studied over 12 weeks and consists of 12 assignments. Students should study all the topics on the Equivalency Testing syllabus before booking an examination.

**What topics are in Paper 2 Foundation maths?**

Number

- BIDMAS (brackets)
- Interpret calculator displays.
- Rounding and estimation, error intervals.
- Compare fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Fractions and ratio problems.
- Recurring decimal to fraction (prove)
- Index Laws (division, negative and fractional)

**What is the hardest GCSE math topic?**

Top 10 GCSE maths topics that we’ve found students struggle with:

- Converting decimals to fractions.
- Finding nth terms.
- Solving quadratic equations.
- Rearranging equations to find the subject.
- Prime factorisation.
- Intersections of a curve.
- Fractional indices (high level topic)
- Rationalising denominators (high level topic)

## Can you get a Grade 9 in foundation Maths?

For those less familiar with the detail of GCSE maths, there are two tiers: foundation and higher. Each tier is targeted at a range of the new numerical grades: 9 to 4 on the higher tier (with a ‘safety net’ grade 3 for students scoring a small number of marks below grade 4), and 5 to 1 on the foundation tier.

### What is the highest grade on a foundation paper?

grade 5

Foundation tier exams go up to a grade 5. Grade 5 is considered a ‘strong pass’. Previously, Foundation tier was capped at a grade C on the legacy specification. Similarly, the Higher tier now only goes down to a grade 4 (a ‘standard pass’) as opposed to the previous grade D.

#### Can you get a Grade 9 in foundation maths?

**What is AQA GCSE?**

AQA, formerly the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, is an awarding body in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It compiles specifications and holds examinations in various subjects at GCSE, AS and A Level and offers vocational qualifications.

**Is GCSE foundation maths hard?**

The Edexcel Maths Foundation GCSE is often underestimated. Although the GCSE does not contain the same depth and breadth of content as a higher GCSE, the questions in the exams sometimes require a great deal of thought. In fact, the current GCSE is a lot more difficult than the foundation papers of the past.

## Is it hard to get a 4 in foundation maths?

The conclusion we reached here is that unless you need a grade 6 or higher, then study the foundation tier, it’s far harder to get the standard (Grade 4) or good (Grade 5) on higher than foundation for pupils who are a borderline choice.