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Graham Cumming – Head of Maths at Edexcel

December 18, 2015 - Podcast
Graham Cumming – Head of Maths at Edexcel

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke Graham Cumming, the Head of Maths at Edexcel.

Graham and I spoke about many things, including:

His view of the public’s reaction to Edexcel’s June 2015 Higher GCSE, in terms of Hannah’s sweets and that notorious Grade C boundary.

How Ofqual’s proposed Reference Tests might work

Why Edexcel’s first batch of Sample Assessment Materials were so hard, and what will their actual papers be like?

How Graham would change the GCSE if he had his way

Why he thinks you should choose Edexcel ahead of the other exam boards

And finally… I almost get an answer to the problem of grade boundaries for the new GCSE!

 

I am obviously ridiculously biased, but I believe this is essential listening for any teacher of maths GCSE, regardless of the exam board you are with or thinking of joining.

All of the resources Graham mentions can be found at the Edexcel pages here:
http://www.edexcelmaths.com/
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/mathematics.html

Music for the podcast is provided by podcastthemes.com. If you want to get in contact, on twitter I am@mrbartonmaths.

See you next time!

Craig Barton

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