Cambridge given £3m government grant to help with maths A-level
The government has trusted Cambridge University with creating a more demanding maths A-level course, ensuring that teachers and students have the right support and resources available.
Cambridge is set to receive £3 million in funding from the government for the project. Education Secretary Michael Gove said that the university is set to be “deeply engaged” with developing the new A-level.
If all goes to plan, the changes that Cambridge recommends could be in place for students starting their A-levels in 2013.
Cambridge released a statement saying on their website relating to the deal, promising to provide rich and accessible resources.
It said, “The programme will seek to reconsider and rethink how changes in our understanding of maths impact on the mathematics which is studied at school level.”
The move is part of Gove’s strategy to closen ties between universities and colleges, ensuring that A-levels become part of a natural progression towards a degree course. The government has plans to scale this project up across all major subjects.
The Education Secretary said, “The reputation of A-level maths will be restored and more pupils will be able to progress to more advanced studies. I hope that we can develop similar projects with other university departments.”