06 April 2018
The NCETM’s consortium partner, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), has been awarded the contract to manage the new Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which will support level 3 mathematics, including AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and Core Maths qualifications.
The work, which starts on 1 May 2018, will continue the close cooperation between MEI and the NCETM in all areas of maths education, from Early Years to post-16.
The partnership is symbolised by the fact that Charlie Stripp, the NCETM’s Director, is also the Chief Executive of MEI. In that, second capacity, here’s what he says about the AMSP contract:
“We are delighted that MEI has been recognised as having the experience and the expertise to deliver this new programme, which has the potential to stimulate further growth in uptake of AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and to provide a major boost to the uptake of Core Maths.
"Studying maths beyond GCSE level helps to ensure young people are equipped to play a full part as informed citizens in an increasingly data-driven world, and opens up exciting opportunities to access high income careers in business, technology, engineering and science. All students who achieve a grade 4 and above in GCSE Maths should study maths post-16, whatever their future aspirations. Core Maths is specifically designed for those students with a grade 4 or higher who do not aspire to a strongly maths-based career. This new programme should ensure it can establish itself as a mainstream qualification, offered by all schools and colleges teaching post-16 students."
More information is available on the MEI website