Welcome to the Core Maths research project at the University of Leeds

*** Update - August 2021 *** New video resources with various stakeholders, including students, teachers and employers, talking about Core Maths.

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About the Project

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This work was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and the research finished in 2020.

The full title of the project is The early take-up of Core Mathematics: successes and challenges.

The final report is here.

We are continiuing with impact-related work – see the Resources page.

We have been investigating how provision of this new and important post-16 mathematics qualification is developing across England. We are interested in the reasons why it is succeeding in certain institutions, and the barriers to its success in others.

If you want to contribute to the research please Get Involved. We are particularly keen to hear the views of higher education instituitons, and schools/colleges who have considered offering Core Maths but have decided not to.

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A new podcast has been launched where Rachel and Matt are asked about their Core Maths project.

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We have written a new policy briefing giving an overview of what next in terms of policy for Core Maths.

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We have a new podcast released today through the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), related...

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See this new post by Matt and Rachel.

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We are developing our Core Maths work with a session called Maths for citizenship: developing real world skills through Core...

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Matt and Rachel will be giving a talk over-viewing the project findings. Full details below: Can Core Maths solve the...

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Rachel is giving a talk as follows at the BSRLM meeting in Cambridge in March 2020: “Core Maths should prepare...

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Rachel and Matt are giving an overview of the project findings at a 14-18 maths qualifications of the Joint Mathematical...

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On Feb 6th 2020, we organised a meeting for local and regional people with an interest in Core Maths (e.g...

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We have now been into our case study schools and colleges twice – once in the autumn of 2017, and...

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Here, we are trying to make sense of what the £600 will mean to schools/colleges. It’s a bit like doing...

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In the Autumn 2017 budget, the Chancellor announced a £600 maths premium for every additional student who takes Core Maths...

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