School of Education

Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education

Rethinking the value of A-level mathematics

Date: 16 June 2016, 13:00 – 14:00
Location: EC Stoner, 10.81

Professor Andrew Noyes, University of Nottingham

Abstract

This seminar will draw together recent and ongoing research on A-level mathematics, and mathematics in A-levels, in the context of curriculum and assessment reforms and an ongoing government commitment to maths for all to 18.  The Nuffield-funded Rethinking the Value of Advanced Mathematics Participation (REVAMP) project has utilised a range of secondary datasets and a large national survey to investigate A-level Mathematics from different perspectives.  I will report briefly on four strands from this project and, if time allows, will discuss findings from ongoing analysis of the mathematical demands of new science A-levels raising questions about quantitative demands in these disciplines for post-16 students.

 

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