Core Maths – the what, why, how and when

...but is it on the test?

Having been involved in discussions about the new Core Maths qualification, this is what I know…

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What is it?

“‘Core Maths’ policy focuses on the 40 per cent of students each year who do achieve a grade C or above at GCSE but who do not continue with any form of more advanced maths after age 16 – over 200,000 each year in total.”
While the figure of 200,000 immediately begs the question, ‘ where are the teachers going to come from?’ It should be noted that the qualification will not be compulsory (at least not yet)!
And for those who do not achieve a C…
 “Students who have not achieved at least a GCSE grade C (36 per cent of the cohort in 2010) will in the future continue studying towards the qualification as part of their 16 to 19 education (this will be a condition of…

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