Congratulations to students on their hard work studying for GCSE Mathematics, and a huge thank you to all the maths teachers who have supported students on their courses, including adapting their work to help students to learn remotely during school and college closures.
All those students who have achieved a grade 4 or higher should be encouraged to continue to study maths beyond GCSE. Further developing maths and data analysis skills helps young people to prepare for the future, whatever their aspirations. Advanced maths qualifications are required for many degree courses and higher level apprenticeships, and they can lead to reduced offers for a wide range of degree subjects.
Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) provides advice for students on choosing an advanced maths option – Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics, AS/A level Further Mathematics.
The AMSP also provides resources to support students with the transition to their chosen advanced maths course, designed in particular for students who have experienced disruption to their maths education.
For students who did not achieve a grade 4, it’s vital that they continue working towards that goal post-16.