Following its earlier announcement, the government has now increased the amount of funding that schools and colleges can receive for additional 16-19 year olds studying advanced maths.
The advanced maths premium announced in last year’s autumn budget was originally going to be worth £600 for every additional pupil studying maths beyond GCSE. But the DfE has now announced that schools will get £1,200 for every additional pupil who studies a two-year A Level in maths or further maths from 2018/19.
Additional pupils who study both maths and further maths A Levels over 2 years will be worth £2,400 to their school or college.
A £600 funding uplift will be received for AS maths or Core Maths taken over one year by additional pupils.
The increased funding follows the Smith Review of post-16 maths which confirmed the case for raising participation in advanced post-16 maths.
Further guidance on the advanced maths premium is available on the DfE website.