New maths GCSE curriculum for post-16 students unveiled

According to TES, a new maths GCSE curriculum aimed at breaking the resit cycle for post-16 students has been unveiled by a maths education charity.

Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) says the proposed new qualification would focus on the maths needed for everyday life and work, should be available to post-16 students only and have the same status as the currently available GCSE in maths.

However, the proposals have not been endorsed by the Department for Education, which has previously opposed moves to create a modular GCSE for adult learners suggested in Dame Sally Coates’ 2016 review of prison education.

MEI is now calling on the government to act upon the report’s recommendations and amend the requirements for resit GCSEs to allow this new post-16 maths GCSE.

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