GCSE Maths Enhancement Programme. Derbyshire Network 3 rd December, 2013. 16-19 Study Programmes.
3rd December, 2013
English and maths at GCSE are essential qualifications for further or higher education and employment. Students who do not hold an A*-C in these subjects will be expected to continue to study towards them as a part of their 16-19 Study Programme.
(EFA Update on the 16-19 Funding Formula 2013/14)
This requirement will be enforced by making the study of English and mathematics a condition of the student place being funded from September 2014.
(However, the Richard Review proposal to make achieving GCSE-level qualifications a compulsory component of apprenticeships has been shelved.)
The condition of funding will be met if students are enrolled on:
Functional Maths and Free Standing Maths Qualifications are seen as ‘interim’ or ‘stepping stone’ qualifications on the journey towards GCSE.
Source: Department for Education (2013) Level 1 and 2 attainment in English and mathematics by 16 to 18 students: academic year 2011 to 2012
Enables teachers preparing to teach GCSE Maths to:
Regional strategic hubs, which will:
MESH steering group memberships currently being established, for first meeting in January 2014.