 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

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

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