# NEW Maths GCSE Grading

## 1.Grade 8

To achieve grade 8, candidates will be able to:

perform procedures accurately

interpret and communicate complex information accurately

make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

construct substantial chains of reasoning, including convincing arguments and formal proofs

generate efficient strategies to solve complex mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into a series of mathematical processes

make and use connections, which may not be immediately obvious, between different parts of mathematics

interpret results in the context of the given problem

critically evaluate methods, arguments, results and the assumptions made

## 2.Grade 5

To achieve grade 5, candidates will be able to:

perform routine single- and multi-step procedures effectively by recalling, applying and interpreting notation, terminology, facts, definitions and formulae

interpret and communicate information effectively

make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions

construct chains of reasoning, including arguments

generate strategies to solve mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into mathematical processes, realising connections between different parts of mathematics

interpret results in the context of the given problem

evaluate methods and results

## 3.Grade 2

To achieve grade 2, candidates will be able to:

recall and use notation, terminology, facts and definitions; perform routine procedures, including some multi-step procedures

interpret and communicate basic information; make deductions and use reasoning to obtain results

solve problems by translating simple mathematical and non-mathematical problems into mathematical processes

provide basic evaluation of methods or results

interpret results in the context of the given problem

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/grade-descriptors-for-gcses-graded-9-to-1/grade-descriptors-for-gcses-graded-9-to-1-mathematics