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You’ve done a great thing in supporting your young person to make the best choices in their future study. But why? Let us explain…

Supporting young people

As parents and carers, we know you want to help your young person succeed and thrive in the adult world. You may be wondering what options are available to them after their GCSEs or asking how important maths is in enabling them to have a happy and successful future. We are here to support you with the latest information on post-16 (and post-18) maths options so that you can give them the best possible guidance.

Maths in the classroom

Maths may have changed a lot since you were at school, making it difficult to feel confident in supporting your young person. Don’t worry; there are three main paths involving post-16 maths qualifications you need to know about:

How does studying maths post-16 benefit young people?

Studying post-16 maths develops skills such as numeracy, graphical skills and problem-solving. These skills all come in handy in various careers. Maths skills are valuable not only in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers but also in creative fields such as graphics, fashion, filmmaking, and many others. Some employers, apprenticeship providers, and universities will either require or recommend young people take a post-16 maths qualification. So, it’s worth researching the career path they want to take and the options available to support that.

When looking at post-16 courses, such as T-levels or other A levels subjects, you will notice that many involve some level of maths. To help support this, carrying on with some form of maths can be very beneficial to achieve high grades in those subjects.

Supporting your child in their next steps

Our Information and support on studying maths beyond GCSE Mathematics page is packed full of useful information on the options available to young people. The page delves deeper into the benefits of the different maths qualifications with useful links and further reading.

We also offer transition courses for young people either moving from GCSE to A level and A level to Degree.

Who are the AMSP?

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is dedicated to helping students study maths after their GCSEs. We want to help you help your young person achieve their full potential. Here at the AMSP, we strive to support their enjoyment of maths, help them make the best choices in their further study, and guide them to make the most of their maths skills.

How will a young person know which post-16 maths qualification is right for them? 

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