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Briefing paper for universities on Core Maths

Glaister, P., (2015) Briefing paper for universities on Core Maths. Core Maths Support Programme

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This briefing paper outlines the rationale for and development of the new Core Maths qualifications, the characteristics of Core Maths, and why Core Maths is important for higher education. It is part of a communication to university vice-chancellors from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) comprising this paper and a joint Ministerial letter from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science in BIS, and Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools in the Department for Education (DfE).

Item Type:Report
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:43486
Additional Information:Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools (DfE) and Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science (BIS) have written to all university vice-chancellors to provide information on the new Core Maths qualifications which are being introduced for 16 year olds from this September. Universities will begin to see an increasing number of applicants with these qualifications from 2016 and the information provided is to help them and their colleagues be aware of Core Maths. The Ministerial letter was accompanied by this briefing paper, which provides more details on Core Maths and its relevance to higher education. As part of this communication to vice-chancellors, attention was drawn to the author’s engagement with universities, and that he would very much welcome the opportunity to give institution-wide briefings on Core Maths to senior staff and staff responsible for admissions in universities. All universities are encouraged to take up this opportunity to find out more about Core Maths, its relevance to higher education, and to discuss any aspects of Core Maths. Please contact Paul at to arrange a mutually convenient time for him to visit. Paul Glaister is Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at the University of Reading, and for the last five years Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics there. Paul is an ambassador for Core Maths, a consultant to the Core Maths Support Programme (CMSP), a member of the A level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB) for AS/A levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and a higher education external expert adviser to The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
Publisher:Core Maths Support Programme


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