The NCETM Maths Podcast

Entry requirement for A level maths

November 14, 2017

What GCSE grade should entitle a student to get on an A level maths course? The NCETM Director, Charlie Stripp, is challenged by two secondary maths teachers to defend his assertion that a Grade 5 at GCSE is good enough. 

Show notes:

Taking part in the discussion are:

  • Charlie Stripp (NCETM Director): Read his blog on post-16 maths.
  • Jemma Sherwood: head of maths, and an SLE, at a secondary school in Worcestershire. Read her The World is Maths. Twitter: @jemmaths.
  • Rob Beckett: maths teacher at a mixed secondary school, with a sixth form, in London. Twitter: @RBeckett_YD.
  • Carol Knights (NCETM Secondary Director)
  • Steve McCormack (NCETM Communications Director)

The NCETM Maths podcast is produced by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), which is funded by the Department for Education to support all those teaching maths, to all age-groups, in schools and colleges in England, and those who provide and lead professional development activities for those teachers. This support is principally channelled through the Maths Hubs programme, which the NCETM leads, a central element of which is the Teaching for Mastery programme.

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