Core Maths supports young geographers

Monday 16th March 2020

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is delighted to be working with the Royal Geographical SocietyOpens a new window (RGS) to launch a new Geography and Core Maths initiative, funded by the DfE.

A level Geography provides an important opportunity for young people to develop their confidence and competence in using mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques as these skills are a requirement of geography specifications.

The initiative focuses on building support for the circa 80% of young geographers who currently do not study maths beyond the age of 16, and raising awareness of how Core Maths can support geography students during their A levels and transition to undergraduate studies in geography. It will also provide CPD for geography teachers, online resources and other support.

Charlie Stripp, Chief Executive of MEI, said:

MEI, who manage the AMSP, is delighted to be working with the RGS to inform teachers and stakeholders about Core Maths and promote its uptake. Core Maths focuses on the application of maths to situations that students are likely to come across in future life, work and study and will enable students to have greater confidence in working with the mathematical and statistical techniques they encounter in A level Geography and beyond.

Steve Brace, Head of Education at the Royal Geographical Society, says:

In recruiting almost equal number of female and male students, A level Geography provides an important opportunity for all young people to develop their confidence and competence in using mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques. These skills are all requirements of the geography specifications and the RGS is delighted to be working with the AMSP to launch our new Geography and Core Maths initiative.

If your school would like to get involved please get in touch on [email protected]

Visit the RGS websiteOpens a new window for more details on the project.

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