Reforms to Mathematics qualifications: new A-levels and the future of Mathematics provision post-16

Guests of Honour A senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of London and Lead, 16-18 Mathematics Review Please note the date of this seminar has changed. Timed to follow the publication of Sir Adrian Smith’s review into the potential for improving the quality and increasing the scale of the study of mathematics from 16 to 18, this seminar will consider the next steps for reforming maths qualifications post-16. Delegates will discuss issues including whether maths should be made compulsory for students until the age of 18 and ensuring that the future workforce has appropriate mathematical and quantitative skills. They will also consider steps that need to be taken to overcome barriers to increased provision and take-up of Mathematics post-16, including teacher supply and financial constraints. The implementation of the new Mathematics A-levels will also be discussed, following the publication of specifications and ahead of the start of teaching in September 2017. Attendees will assess the impact of the new linear structure of the A-levels, as well as their altered emphasis and content. Further sessions will consider measures to tackle the ongoing recruitment and retention issues in maths teaching, highlighted by the recent AoC and TES survey and the additional demand on the profession posed by the proposals for students failing to achieve a ‘good pass’ at GCSE to retake the exams. For further details and to book your place, follow link Central London (booking for this event is now closed).
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