24 August 2017
For detailed analysis of the results, and advice to schools, colleges and students, please see the website of our consortium partner, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI).
The NCETM’s Director, Charlie Stripp, said:
‘The new 9 to 1 graded GCSE Maths, taken for the first time this year, is more demanding than the previous A* - G graded GCSE, and has been designed to ensure students are better prepared for the mathematical demands of their future study and careers. We must focus on raising the proportion of young people who achieve at least a ‘standard pass’ (grade 4) or a ‘strong pass’ (grade 5 or above) at their first attempt, at the end of Year 11. I hope they will now choose to study AS/A level Maths or Core Maths post-16.
'The NCETM and the Maths Hubs are committed to helping teachers of maths at all levels to support their students to develop the deep mathematical learning they need to succeed in maths at school and to go on to use maths confidently throughout life and work.’