Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

ACME Comments on IOP report: Mind the Gap

07 September 2011

Commenting on the Institute of Physics report Mind the Gap: Mathematics and the transition from A-levels to physics and engineering degrees, Professor Anne Watson, Deputy Chair of ACME (Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education) said:

"Students underestimate the level of mathematics they will need for their degree course at their peril.  ACME's recent mathematical needs reports show that mathematics is needed not only for physics and other science degrees, but also for perhaps more surprising subjects such as the social sciences.  It is essential that school students have access to the relevant information about the level of mathematics required on university courses, alongside access to the most appropriate level of mathematical education to prepare them for these courses."


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The Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) is an independent committee, based at the Royal Society and operating under its auspices, that aims to influence Government strategy and policies with a view to improving the outcomes of mathematics teaching and learning in England and so secure a mathematically enabled population.

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