External Reports

Reports (and letters) relating to mathematics education:

2017

Rethinking the Value of Advanced Mathematics Participation, Noyes & Adkins (2017)
REVAMP Report

2016

Is mathematics education in England working for everyone? NFER analysis of the PISA performance of disadvantaged pupils, NFER (2016)
NFER Report

Professional learning for all teachers of mathematics, ACME (2016)
ACME PD Report

Making education your business: A practical guide to supporting STEM teaching in schools and colleges, Royal Society (2016)
Royal Society Report

Through the lens of students: how perceptions of higher education influence applicants’ choices, UCAS (2016)
UCAS Report

Perceptions of A Levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England – Wave 14, YouGov (2016)
YouGov Report

Improving Level 2 English and maths outcomes for 16 to 18 year olds - Literature review, Education Endowment Foundation (2016)
EEF Report

Unpacking qualification reform, UCAS (2016)
UCAS A level survey – January 2016 update
(Results of the UCAS survey on A level reform - January 2015)

The UK STEM education landscape, Royal Academy of Engineering (2016)
Royal Academy of Engineering Report

A marked improvement? EEF (2016)
Education Endowment Foundation Report

Why your business should go back to school: How can you inspire the next STEM generation, Project Enthuse (2016)
Project Enthuse Report

Measuring up: International case studies on the teaching of quantitative methods in the social sciences, British Academy (2016)
British Academy Report

2015

Flipped learning, NFER and NESTA (2015)
Research Report

A level subject take up, Ofsted (2015)
Ofsted report

Making maths and English work for all - The review of what employers and learners need from the maths and English qualifications taken by young people and adults, ETF (2015)
Making maths and English work for all Report

The earnings and employment returns to A levels, London Economics (2015)
Report to the Department for Education

The Gender Agenda: STEMing the gap, Adecco (2015)
The Gender Agenda summary, (Register for the actual report)

A vision for education – beyond five-year policy cycles, SSAT (2015)
Vision 2040 Report

2014

Mathematics after 16: the state of play, challenges and ways ahead, Josh Hillman, Nuffield Foundation (2014)
Nuffield Mathematics after 16 Report

Vision for science and mathematics education, Royal Society, (2014)
Royal Society Vision Report

Research and the Teaching Profession, BERA and RSA, (2014)
The role of research in teacher education final report

Mathematical transitions - a report on the mathematical and statistical needs of students undertaking undergraduate studies in various disciplines, Higher Education Academy, (2014)
HEA Mathematical Transitions Report

PISA 2012 Results: Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems (Volume V), (2014)
PISA 2012 results: Creative Problem Solving

PISA 2012 Results: England-specific overview, (2014)
PISA 2012 results: Creative Problem Solving (England)

Engineering our future - Stepping up the urgency on STEM, (2014)
CBI Report

Cost of outcomes associated with low levels of adult numeracy in the UK, Pro Bono Economics, (2014)
Report for National Numeracy

2013

Empowering teachers: success for learners, ACME (2013).
Empowering teachers: success for learners report

Closing Doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools, IoP (2013).
Institute of Physics report

Report from the expert panel on core mathematics, (2013).
Report from the expert panel on core mathematics

Fit for Purpose? The view of the higher education sector, teachers and employers on the suitability of A levels, Ofqual (2013).
Fit for Purpose report

Independent Chair's report on the review of current GCE 'specification content' within subject criteria: A report to Ofqual, Smith, M. (2013).
Prof Mark Smith's report

A world full of data: Statistics opportunities across A-level subjects, Royal Statistical Society and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2013)
A world full of data: Statistics opportunities across A-level subjects

Evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) Programme, NFER (2013).
Research Report

The Employment Equation: Why our young people need more maths for today's jobs, Sutton Trust. (2013).
The Employment Equation: Why our young people need more maths for today's jobs

Financial education in schools, Gillie (2013).
Financial education in schools

Schools' use of early entry to GCSE examinations, Ofsted (2013).
Ofsted report

A level reform: Position statement, ACME (2013).
ACME's response

ACME's response to the consultation on the draft programmes of study for the National Curriculum, ACME (2013).
ACME's response

The mathematics skills of school children : How does England compare to the high performing East Asian jurisdictions?, Institute of Education (2013)
Working Paper - The mathematics skills of school children

Towards universal participation in post-16 mathematics : lessons from high-performing countries, Nuffield Foundation (2013)
Towards universal participation in post-16 mathematics : lessons from high-performing countries.

2012

Subject progression from GCSE to AS Level and continuation to A Level , DfE (2012)
Subject progression report

Post-16 Mathematics: increasing provision and participation, ACME (2012)
Post-16 Mathematics: increasing provision and participation

Planning for success, ACME (2012)
Planning for success

Raising the bar: developing able young mathematicians, ACME (2012)
Raising the bar: developing able young mathematicians

Third evaluation report for the Mathematics Linked Pair GCSEs (2012)
Mathematics Linked Pair GCSEs

Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK economy, Royal Academy of Engineering (2012)
Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK economy Report

Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, Lords Science and Technology Select Committee (2012)
Lords Science and Technology Select Committee Report

Using Realistic Mathematics Education in UK Classrooms, Dickinson and Hough (2012)
Using Realistic Mathematics Education in UK Classrooms

Evaluation Report on the RME Pilot Project at Manchester Metropolitan University, CEM - Durham University (2012)
RME Pilot Project Evaluation Report

The administration of examinations for 15-19 year olds in England, Education Select Committee (2012)
Education Select Committee Report

MEI Review of Mathematics in Other Subjects at Level 3, MEI (2012)
Review of Mathematics in Other Subjects at Level 3 Report

Finance Baccalaureate research project, King Edward VI College Stourbridge [with input from MEI] (2012).
Finance Baccalaureate research project Report

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research: National Student Survey Discipline Report, Higher Education Academy (2012)
HEA National Student Survey Report

Mathematics: Made to measure, Ofsted (2012)
Ofsted's Made to measure Report

International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment, Ofqual (2012)
Ofqual’s International Comparison Study

Mathematics in A level assessments: A report on the mathematical content of A level assessments in Business Studies, Computing, Economics, Geography, Psychology and Sociology , Nuffield Foundation (2012)
Mathematics in A level assessments Nuffield Report

Mathematics within A-level science 2010 examinations, SCORE (2012)
Mathematics in Science SCORE Report

The independent evaluation of the pilot of the linked pair of GCSEs in mathematics (MLP): Second Interim Report, DfE (2012)
Second Interim Report

ACME response to the report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum Review, ACME (2012)
ACME response

The Future of Statistics in our Schools and Colleges, Royal Statistical Society and The Actuarial Profession - authored by Roger Porkess (2012)
The Future of Statistics in our Schools and Colleges Report

Solving the maths problem: international perspectives on mathematics education, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)- authored by Emma Norris (2012)
Solving the maths problem Report


2011

The independent evaluation of the pilot of the linked pair of GCSEs in mathematics - First interim report, DfE (2011)
Interim Report

The Framework for the National Curriculum - A report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum review, DfE (2011)
The Framework for the National Curriculum Report

Financial Education & the Curriculum, All Party Parliamentary Group (2011)
Financial Education & the Curriculum Final Report

Good Timing - Implementing STEM careers strategy in secondary schools, Centre for Education and Industry, University of Warwick (2011)
Good Timing Report

Early entry to GCSE examinations, DfE (2011)
DfE Report

Digital technologies and mathematics education, Joint Mathematical Council (2011)
Full JMC Report     Executive Summary

A world-class mathematics education for all our young people, Mathematics Taskforce (2011)
Mathematics Taskforce Report

Mind the Gap - Mathematics and the transition from A-levels to physics and engineering degrees, IoP (2011)
Mind the Gap Report

Michael Gove speech to the Royal Society on maths and science (2011)
Michael Gove Royal Society Speech

Academic rigour and social mobility, Truss (2011)
Centre Forum Report

Mathematical Needs - ACME (2011)
Summary
Mathematics in the workplace and in Higher Education
The Mathematical Needs of Learners

Evaluating Mathematics Pathways - Final Report, DfE (2011)
Evaluating Mathematics Pathways - Final Report

Early and Multiple Entry to GCSE Mathematics - ACME (2011)
ACME Position Paper

Evaluation of the Further Mathematics Support Programme - Report on Phase 2, CEM Centre, University of Durham (2011)
Report on Phase 2

Maths and science education: the supply of high achievers at A level, DfE (2011)
DfE Report

Review of Vocational Education - The Wolf Report, Alison Wolf (2011)
The Wolf Report

'State of the nation' - preparing for the transfer from school and college science and mathematics education to UK STEM higher education, Royal Society (2011)
State of the Nation Report webpage

Informed choices - A Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 education, Russell Group (2011)
Informed Choices Report


2010

MoreMathsGrads HE Curriculum Theme, Robinson, Challis, Thomlinson (2010)
Report Outline Page

Could do better: Using international comparisons to refine the National Curriculum in England, Cambridge Assessment (2010)
Could do better Paper

Research Project: FE and Skills STEM Data, BIS/RAEng (2010)
Project Report

Is the UK an outlier? An international comparison of upper secondary mathematics education, Nuffield Foundation (2010)
Nuffield Foundation Report

Widening Participation in Mathematics, NCETM (2010)
NCETM Project Report

The Importance of Teaching: The Schools White Paper 2010, Department for Education (2010)
DfE White Paper
Draft Response by London Mathematical Society

Evaluation of the Further Mathematics Support Programme - Interim Report on Phase 2, CEM Centre, University of Durham (2010)
Interim Report on Phase 2

Fulfilling potential: The business role in education, CBI (2010)
CBI Report

Could do better: Using international comparisons to refine the National Curriculum in England, Cambridge Assessment (2010)
Cambridge Assessment Report

Early and Repeated Presentation for GCSE Mathematics, Mathematical Association (2010)
MA Position Paper

Finnish pupils' success in mathematics, Ofsted (2010)
Ofsted Report

Letter from ACME to Michael Gove (Secretary of State, DfE) (2010)
Letter from ACME

Letter from the Council for Mathematical Sciences to Ed Balls in support of AEA (2010)
Letter from the CMS


2009

Newton's Mechanics: Who Needs it? Savage and Stripp (2009)
Newton's Mechanics Report

The new GCSE mathematics examinations - Findings from the monitoring of the new GCSE mathematics specifications in 2008, Ofqual (2009)
Ofqual Report

Review of standards in GCE mathematics in 2004 and 2007, Ofqual (2009)
Ofqual Report


2008

Studying STEM: what are the barriers? IET (2008)
Studying STEM: what are the barriers?

Relative difficulty of examinations in different subjects, Coe et al (2008)
Relative difficulty of examinations in different subjects

The hard truth about 'soft' subjects, Policy Exchange (2008)
The hard truth about 'soft' subjects

A 'state of the nation' report, The Royal Society (2008)
State of the nation

Mathematics: understanding the score, OFSTED (2008)
Mathematics: understanding the score


2007

Report of the Nuffield/MEI seminar (2007)
Mathematics to Key Stage 4: Meeting the needs of all abilities

The relationship between A-level grade and GCSE grade by subject, Cambridge Assessment (2007)
Cambridge Assessment Report

Evaluation of participation in A level mathematics: Final report, QCA (2007)
Evaluation of participation in A level mathematics

More mathematically competent undergraduates - Porkess (2007)
More mathematically competent undergraduates

MEI support for mathematics at university - Lee and Porkess (2007)
MEI support for mathematics at university

Attracting the best students of mathematics into engineering - report of the MEI/IET Joint Conference (2007)
Attracting the best students of mathematics into engineering


2006

Further Mathematics Network, initial evaluation report, CEM Centre, University of Durham (2006)
Further Mathematics Network, initial evaluation report

The supply and demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in the UK economy, DfES (2006)
The supply and demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in the UK economy

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme Report, DfES/DTI (2006)
STEM Programme Report

Evaluation of participation in A level mathematics, Matthews and Pepper (2006)
Evaluation of participation in A level mathematics

Evaluating mathematics provision for 14-19 year olds, OFSTED (2006)
Evaluating mathematics provision for 14-19 year olds

A degree of concern? UK first degrees in science, technology and mathematics, Royal Society (2006)
A degree of concern? UK first degrees in science, technology and mathematics


Pre-2006

Double Award GCSE Mathematics Exemplification: MEI work building on ideas presented in the report "Delivering Curriculum Pathways in Mathematics" (2005)
MEI work on Double Award GCSE Mathematics Exemplification

Delivering Curriculum Pathways in Mathematics: MEI paper for QCA (2005)
Delivering Curriculum Pathways in Mathematics

Making mathematics count, Smith (2004)
Making mathematics count

14-19 curriculum and qualifications reform - final report on the working group on 14-19 reform, Tomlinson (2004)
14-19 curriculum and qualifications reform

Science and innovation investment framework 2004-2014, HM Treasury (2004)
Science and innovation investment framework

Mathematics in the university education of engineers, Kent and Noss (2003)
Mathematics in the university education of engineers
Appendices

SET for success: the supply of people with science, technology and mathematics skills, Roberts (2002)
Final report of Sir Gareth Roberts' review

Inquiry into A level standards - final report, Tomlinson (2002)
Inquiry into A level standards

Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, Black and Wiliam (2001)
Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment

Measuring the Mathematics Problem, Hawkes and Savage (2000)
Measuring the Mathematics Problem

Tackling the Mathematics Problem, LMS (1995)
Tackling the Mathematics Problem

MEI Structured Mathematics Five Years on, MEI (1995)
Five Years on (20.1MB)

Cockcroft report (1982)
Cockcroft report

Education England Document Archive

Historic documents, reports and books dating back to 1825
Document Archive

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