Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

Maths for all to 18

This Maths Snapshot relates to the principle set out in the ACME blueprint that all young people study appropriate and engaging mathematics up to the age of 18.

ACME sets out:MSmaths18page

  • the post-16 mathematics landscape
  • the challenges associated with delivering the expanding range of post-16 qualifications, including teacher supply
  • the need to establish a clear suite of qualifications which are engaging and relevant to all users
  • the necessity that the details of these qualifications is clearly communicated to universities and employers.

In the paper, ACME recommends that:

  1. a suite of qualifications is established that meets the mathematical needs of all post-16 learners
  2. a strategy is needed to ensure a sufficient supply of qualified teachers
  3. universities and employers must be encouraged to signal the importance of such mathematics qualifications.


Read more about ACME's work on mathematics to 18

ACME's Maths Snapshot 'Teachers of maths: supply, training and development' discusses the supply and development of teachers in more detail.

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