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GCSE mathematics is being reformed for first teaching from 2015. Changes to the grading system may mean changes to the way that tiering works, affecting which grades are available on each tier.
As part of our ongoing research programme to support the reform of GCSEs, we would like to hear your views and experiences of tiering in GCSE maths so that we can provide you with the best possible support.
If you have a spare 15 minutes, please fill in our questionnaire or email Frances Wilson for further details.
We’re pleased to announce that OCR is currently developing a new Core Maths qualification for 16 – 18 year olds, to be available for first teaching from September 2015. This new development will be based on our Quantitative Methods specification and other aspects of mathematics, including problem solving and Critical Mathematics.
The Department for Education has released further information for those wishing to bid for funding for teaching in 2014/15 and 2015/16. Application forms should be submitted by 9th of April.
Selected ‘early adopters’ will be expected to start delivering Core Maths in September 2014 and there will be funding available (£15 million) from DfE to support this. These early adopter centres will also be supported with CPD and learning materials. If you have any questions regarding Core Math or need help/advice while filling in the form please contact us.
Our Quantitative Methods qualifications are ready for first teaching in September 2014. These exciting new qualifications aim to bring maths to life for your post-16 students who wish to build on their GCSE success but who do not want to start on AS Mathematics.
Students can follow a 60 guided learning hour unit, Introduction to Quantitative Methods (IQM), and obtain a Level 3 Certificate. If they wish, they can continue by taking Decision 1 and Statistics 1 from the AS Level Maths (MEI) suite and obtain an AS Level in Quantitative Methods.
We’ve created sample resources for the new specifications to show you the materials we’re developing.
Our termly update Total Maths is designed to keep you up-to-date with Mathematics, as well as to share information, news and resources.
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