publication . Conference object . 2015

A-level Mathematics Options – Views of Secondary-level Teachers

Cole, Jonathan S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The A-level Mathematics qualification is based on a compulsory set of pure maths modules and a selection of applied maths modules with the pure maths representing two thirds of the assessment. The applied maths section includes mechanics, statistics and (sometimes) decision maths. A combination of mechanics and statistics tends to be the most popular choice by far. The current study aims to understand how maths teachers in secondary education make decisions regarding the curriculum options and offers useful insight to those currently designing the new A-level specifications.<br/><br/>Semi-structured interviews were conducted with A-level maths teachers represent...
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free text keywords: mathematics, A-level, mechanics, module choice, secondary-level education, teachers
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