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Unformatted text preview: Directorate of Children’s Services Dual GCSE for Mathematics Dual GCSE for Mathematics Following considerable work by ACME working closely with JMC and others, the really good news is that Ofqual - the independent regulator – has agreed to approve the criteria for a pair of linked mathematics GCSEs. This represents the negotiation of a major hurdle on the road to full introduction, and means that piloting of the pair can now proceed from 2010. The decision follows six months of intensive work by ACME in close collaboration with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), JMC and awarding bodies to develop a pair of GCSEs which would fulfil the outstanding recommendation of Professor Adrian Smith's 2004 report ‘Making Mathematics Count'. Directorate of Children’s Services This report argued strongly for a double award in mathematics at GCSE level since the amount of effort required to obtain a single GCSE in mathematics was comparable to that for achieving two awards in English or Science. Commenting on the announcement, Chair of ACME Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS said:comparable to that for achieving two awards in English or Science....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
- Winter '08