A review to consider the potential for extending the study of mathematics beyond age 16 is underway.
As reported in March’s OCR Policy Briefing, the Government has asked Professor Sir Adrian Smith to review the case for how to improve the nature and scale of the study of maths from 16 to 18.
The investigation will identify gaps in provision and potential new pathways. It will also examine ways to increase take up including identifying key delivery barriers such as teacher supply, financial constraints and the use of technology, and how these might be overcome.
The review will report by the end of 2016.