||Will Hornby, Maths and Technical Subject Specialist, OCR
||19 Jan 2017
Strand Palace Hotel
City of Westminster
||£250 + VAT
Policy-UK is holding a seminar to follow the review into the viability of compulsory mathematics study for all pupils up to 18. Professor Sir Adrian Smith will provide delegates with recommendations of his review into the feasibility of compulsory 16-18 maths to assess what the nature of this type of study will be and how it will be delivered. The forum will also explore ideas on how to ensure the implementation of post-16 mathematics won’t deter young people from staying on at sixth form or college, how such an endeavour would be funded, as well as international lessons from countries already delivering similar schemes.
As part of this seminar, Will Hornby, Maths and Technical Subject Specialist, OCR, will deliver a presentation to explore reasons why the UK’s lagging behind in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and OECD ( tables and what can be learnt from international examples. His presentation will also discuss how effective current mathematics provision is and whether it is fit for purpose in terms of preparing the next generation of working and what impact is the new GCSE having.
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