Today we’re publishing our response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Core Maths technical guidance for awarding bodies.
The ages of 16-18 are really important for financial education, and the development of a more practical maths qualification could be really positive in this regard. But the guidance at the moment doesn’t make it clear where financial education can fit into the qualification. We’ve asked for this to be made clearer, so awarding bodies can be sure that qualifications that include financial education components will still meet the guidance and be approved.
Core Maths is a new qualification for 16-18 students who got a C or above at GCSE, but who aren’t taking maths at A-level. The guidance is for awarding bodies who design the qualifications, not teachers (it’s the distinction between the content of a GCSE and the curriculum content).
To read our full response, please click here