Following the Prime Minister’s 17 April speech on maths to 18, the government has created an expert group to advise on what maths content is essential post-16. MEI’s Chief Executive, Charlie Stripp, will join the group alongside notable mathematicians and business and education leaders.
Charlie Stripp said:
“I am delighted to join the advisory group to review the content of maths to 18. Currently, many people are not confident to use maths and data in their life and work. This limits their opportunities and reduces their potential. This is why it is so important that we make it possible for everyone to study maths to age 18, which means establishing the content and qualifications they will study.”
In January MEI published its view on maths to 18, making the case that young people need confidence in using and applying maths, for example in dealing with their finances and being able to interpret data and statistical charts. ‘Core Maths’ qualifications were designed for this purpose.