Consultation response - DfE - Core Maths techical guidance

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Read our response to the Department for Education's consultation on Core Maths technical guidance.

Download the PDFs to read our full response, or a summary of our response, to the DfE consultation.

Core Maths is a new category of qualification designed to address poor progression in mathematics from age 16. Around 250,000 students who attain GCSE grade C in maths each year don't continue to study the subject - long recognised as a problem in relation to the mathematical demands of higher education and employment. The government’s proposals would see new qualifications approved for the ‘Core Maths’ category in November 2014, and become fully available for first teaching from September 2015.

The outcome of this consultation was published by the Department for Education on 7 July 2014. 

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