Invited Symposium on GCSE mathematics reform (Oct 2012)
8th October 2022 : 00:00 - 00:00
13th October 2022 : 00:00 - 00:00
Friday 26th October 2012
Oxford University Department of Education
This event was jointly held by the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) and OUCEA.
The symposium was a forum for the presentation and discussion of research and policy relevant to the proposed GCSE Mathematics reforms. These include five-year franchise arrangements for the delivery of GCSE Mathematics, the removal of modular assessment, tiering and calculators. Participants were from ACME, Higher Education, industry and government and the main purpose of the symposium was to bring together research, practitioners and policy makers to analyse critically the factors that will affect the success of this reform.
Click here for the programme.
Presentations from participants
Jennie Golding – Purposes and Principles: an ACME view
Richard Browne – Exploring some implications of the proposals
Josh Beattie – Key Stage 4 Qualification Reform
Jo-Anne Baird – The qualifications market
Department for Education consultation documents
Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications
ACME position and discussion papers relevant for GCSE
Increasing provision and participation in post-16 mathematics
Early and multiple entry to GCSE mathematics
Notes on structural issues facing the two-tier model for GCSE mathematics
A New Key Stage 4 Qualification in Mathematics: some thoughts
ACME Mathematical Needs reports
Mathematical needs summary
Mathematics in the workplace and in higher education
The mathematical needs of learners