Invited Symposium on GCSE mathematics reform (Oct 2012)

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

Relevant articles

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