Core Maths announcement welcomed

08 October 2013

The UK arm of Cambridge Assessment, OCR, today welcomed the announcement of new Core Maths qualifications.

Mark Dawe, OCR Chief Executive, said:

“OCR welcomes today’s announcement on Core Maths for post-16 students who have achieved a grade C or better in GCSE maths but do not wish to go on to study the subject at A or AS Level.

“For too long the proportion of students who go on to study maths post-16 has been too low and that is why we welcome this announcement, which will help bring us into line with other high-achieving countries.

“OCR is keen to offer full support to schools and colleges wanting to offer courses like this. Our recently-accredited new qualification, Quantitative Methods, which was developed in partnership with subject experts Mathematics in Education and Industry, is aimed at this specific group of students who have succeeded at maths and now want something more.”