The questions asked in the higher paper are very much tough and challenging which led to low pass marks for the student. If a student passes the GCSE then only they may be able to move to A-level. Then we talk about all the subjects the student gets when they grade 5. This is considered to be a good pass and when they get four grades it is said to be a technical pass grade. To make the prediction of this year’s passing marks in GCSE maths, it is important to know what were the passing marks for old years.

Quick Takeaways2017- 122 out of 240

- Students have to get the required scores depending upon the board from which they were taking the exam.
- Below are the passing marks of the GCSE maths depending upon the year it was taken-

2018- 136 out of 240

2019- 149 out of 240

Further, we have discussed the marks that you needed in 2017, 18, and 19 for GCSE maths according to different types of boards in detail.

## How Many Marks Was it to Pass GCSE Math? – For 2017, 2018, and 2019

Though when you want to get high marks in GCSE maths you need to revise for it properly. But it is also important to know the passing marks of it. If you are homeschooling you may not have taken GCSEs as they are not compulsory in such cases. But if you are studying for GCSEs in homeschooling, you must know the passing marks. However, before knowing the passing marks you must remember that you should not lie in your UCAS application about the marks. Thus below we have discussed the previous passing marks for each of the years in detail-

### How Many Marks Was a Pass Mark in 2019?

The student during the GCSE qualification of mathematics needs to get **149 marks out of 240** so that they achieve **grade 4** and to achieve **grade 5** the student needs to score **184 out of 240** on the GCSE exam board. And in the **assessment qualification alliance, the Foundation of Mathematics GCSE** qualification needed by the student is **122 out of 240 marks** to get a **grade 4** and **153 out of 240** to get a **grade 5**.

In mathematics, for higher GCSE calculation in 2019, the student needs to get** 52 marks out of 240** so that they achieve a **grade of 4** and **80 marks out of 240 to achieve a grade of 5**. And in order to get **AQA higher mathematics GCSE qualification**, just student needs to get **43 marks out of 240** so that they achieve grade 4 and **73 marks out of 240** in order to get a 5 grade.

### How Many Marks Was a Pass Mark in 2018?

Students during the GCSE qualification of mathematics in 2018 need to get **136 marks out of 240** so that they achieve a **grade of 4** and **169 marks out of 240** for achieving an **A grade of 5.** And **the AQA foundation mathematics GCSE qualification** in 2018 the student needs to have **125 mass out of 240** to achieve a grade 4 and **161 marks out of 240** to achieve a grade 5.

To get the **highest GCSE qualifications** in mathematics the student needs to obtain 50 marks out of 240 and get a grade of 4 and in order to achieve a grade of 5 they need to score **79 marks out of 240.** In order to get **AQA higher mathematics GCSE **qualification, the student needs to obtain **125 marks out of 240** in order to get a grade 4 and **161 marks out of 240 **in order to get a** **grade 5. However, you must remember that you do not miss any of your GCSEs so that you do not have to resit for them.

### How Many Marks Was a Pass Mark in 2017?

Student during the GCSE qualification of mathematics in 2017 needs to get** 122 marks out of 240 **in order to achieve grade 4 and **58 marks out of 240** to achieve grade 5 and** AQA foundation** mathematics GCSE qualification the student needs to get **124 marks out of 240** to get grade 4 and **126 marks out of 240** to obtain grade 5.

This one can get a **higher GCSE qualification** in mathematics in 2017 by obtaining **41 marks out of 40** and getting a grade of 4 and for obtaining a grade of 5 the student needs to get **68 marks out of 240.**

## Which is easier to achieve: a high GCSE or A paper or foundation paper?

You can get a great part in the **Foundation paper** easily because the questions set in the paper are very easy and the question paper set by the **high paper is very hard** so the student who has given the paper will get harder to achieve a passing grade.

As the Foundation paper is set easily and the higher foundation paper is tough, the student wil**l find it more difficult to achieve the scores** in a higher tier. This means as when we compare GCSE with A-level further maths, A-levels are tougher, similarly, when we compare the foundation and the higher tier, the higher tier is tougher. You must also remember that these GCSEs are considered even in University and thus never get expired.

The student should aim to achieve the highest or good grade possible so that they are able to go to the famous university with the desired course they want. The student can achieve the grade of getting highest by sitting and doing the foundation paper. Usually, there are two types of tiers – The foundation and the Higher tier. If you think that you can handle the pressure of a higher tier, then you can also switch from the foundation tier to the higher tier.

**Conclusion**

With different years different marks were needed by the student to pass GCSE mathematics and the above article, it is clearly mentioned the passing marks for mathematics.

**FAQ**

### Is 70% a person per cent in GCSE?

The percentage obtained by the student from** 84 to 95 **will get a grade Band from** 70% to 79%** will get a great score. You must remember that if you were unable to pass the GCSE maths and want to go to the university, you can resit them at the university.

### What happens if the student fails in math?

The student who fails in GCSE math has **to resist the exam**. And the student has to study the subjects English and Math unless they pass them. However, if you want your result faster, you must take them online. Also, make sure that you are not doing worse in the resit. On the GCSE result, you will see P1 and P2 grades which will help you to know high pass or low pass. With this result, you will also see a mark equivalent option that will help you to know which grade you are in.