It is a little less complex at the top than in other exams, probably because of its great strength at the bottom. But there is much more to whether an exam is difficult than complex. And there's a lot more to how good an exam is than how difficult it is.

#### GCSE's new mathematics

content can prepare students well, but if more than grades 4 and above choose**mathematics**after 16, they should feel more positive about their GCSE mathematics experience.

However, in the future, I think it is vital that grade 4 represents a consistent measure of mathematical competence. In the coming years, the intention is that participation in mathematics after 16 will increase dramatically. If you're having trouble writing, it could be an indication that your math skill might be enough with a little work. But if you only practice solving one type of question at a time, you won't fully develop the ability to deselect a question to understand what different areas of mathematics have linked together.

England lags behind most other developed countries in participation in mathematics education after age 16, and evidence suggests that this reduces both people's income and national economic performance. have discouraged students from studying mathematics after the age of 16, even though their grades were intended to indicate that they were well prepared to do so. It reinforces the view that mathematics is very difficult and risks encouraging schools to enter students inadequately in the future. On the positive side, the content is strong and can provide much better preparation for future studies than the old GCSE.