There is a British Culture of “I am no good at maths” being seen as a badge of honour. This seriously hampers educational achievement and consequently has a detrimental, knock-on effect for British industry.
This damaging attitude is far more prevalent among girls than among boys, and it hampers their future life and earning ability.
The root of the problem is the negative attitude to maths of many teenage girls and their family; as our tests show, this attitude can be changed cheaply by a school, in under two hours… READ MORE
The present government has an antipathy to overall targets. It’s difficult to test-compare internationally, because most countries don’t test until a student is 18; however there is a wealth of research comparing maths performance and practice internationally. This was used to develop British government policy and new curriculum and qualifications.
The Government is addressing systemic failures in school and college education… READ MORE