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Maths for all to 18

ACME member Richard Browne reflects on some of the key issues in the post-16 mathematics landscape as discussed in ACME's 'Maths Snapshot', 'Maths for all to 18'.

It is not long since discussions about the importance of all students studying mathematics post-16 could be ended by [read more]

The forgotten 16 year olds

Sybil Cock, former ACME member, opens a discussion about Level 2 qualifications. She is of the view that GCSE Mathematics is not suitable for all students and she shares her personal views about a different type of qualification that might be needed for those taking GCSE Mathematics post-16.

Government reforms have focussed on A levels, and the very welcome [read more]

There's a lot happening on A level

The summer has been (and still is) a busy time for the A level reform. In the final run up to the A level results on Thursday we reflect on what's been happening with regard to maths and further maths A level.

The A level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB) was established in 2013 by the Russell Group universities to provide advice on t[read more]

Visiting HoDoMS

HoDoMS is a strange set of initials! It stands for a group representing the heads of mathematical sciences departments in UK universities. Each year the group has a two-day Easter meeting in Birmingham. The group was keen for an update on developments in school mathematics. This group is acutely aware that what happens in school, especially at A-level, will have a major impact on recruitment to their courses, and indeed on the quality of those[read more]

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