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Charlie’s Angles

Created on 02 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 20 September 2017 by ncetm_administrator
" I believe that a student with a grade 5 or above on the new GCSE Maths should be entitled to the opportunity to study AS/A level Maths"

Charlie's Angles

Thoughts on topical issues of mathematics education from the NCETM’s Director, Charlie Stripp

Reflections on the uptake of AS/A level Maths, AS/A level Further Maths and Core Maths

Increasing participation in AS/A level Maths and Further Maths is very close to my heart. In 2000 I joined the maths education charity, MEI, to develop and run a pilot programme to raise levels of participation in A level Further Maths, which eventually led to the Further Maths Support Programme, and I have continued to be involved in leading this work ever since.

Raising participation is a complex issue involving many factors, and the changes to maths education we are currently going through make it even more complex than before. However, I think there are grounds for optimism.

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Previous posts

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Date Title
2013-10-22221013 Performance measures and early-entry GCSE
2013-11-20201113 The Joy of Cancelling!
2014-01-03030114 PISA results for mathematics – how can they help us?
2014-03-12120314 Shanghai Surprise!
2014-05-08080514 GCSE re-sits: grasping the nettle
2014-08-15150814 Response to Jo Boaler’s view of maths in UK schools
2014-08-22220814 Maths, Mindsets and Mastery
2014-10-03031014 Mastery in mathematics: What it is and why we should be doing it
2014-11-12121114 Guest blog by Jane Jones HMI, Ofsted
2015-04-15150415 How can we meet the needs of all pupils without differentiation of lesson content? How can we record progress without levels?
2015-06-01010615 Teaching mathematics for mastery at secondary school
2016-02-18180216 Reflections on the England-China exchange at KS3
2016-05-06060516 Working together to improve GCSE Maths outcomes in Stoke
2016-06-29290616 If it’s Friday, it must be GCSE re-sit
2016-10-19191016 Questioning Marking?
2016-11-22221116 England-China teacher exchange 2016/17: Seeing Shanghai teaching at first hand
2017-01-09090117 A practical way to improve lesson planning in secondary school maths teaching?
2017-01-23230117 Numberblocks: guest blog by Debbie Morgan, NCETM Director for Primary Mathematics
2017-01-27270117 Guest blog by a Secondary School Head of Maths
2017-09-19190917 Reflections on the uptake of AS/A level Maths, AS/A level Further Maths and Core Maths



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