The TES is reporting that maths teachers are calling for the introduction of a tough new GCSE to be delayed for a year so they can properly prepare their pupils…
The reformed maths exam – dubbed the “big fat GCSE” because of its extra content – is supposed to be taught from September. But schools have not been given the sample material they need because exam boards have been told not to release any more until a row over standards has been resolved by Ofqual.
A decision by the regulator is not expected until the end of April at the earliest, prompting teachers to demand that the new GCSE be put back to give their students a fair chance.
TES has seen a letter from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) suggesting it would be “prudent to delay the introduction of the new GCSEs by a year”…
To read the full story get the 6 March edition of TES
Ofqual’s associate director of research and analysis says there is no reason to delay – what do you think? Should it be postponed for a year or would you rather just get on with it?
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