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Tes talks to…Geoffrey Wake

The professor of mathematics education tells Christina Quaine why he hopes a new research project will give students the confidence to succeed in maths exam resits

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In the November maths resits, the number of students awarded a grade 4 or higher was just 32 per cent with the exam board AQA; 30 per cent with Edexcel; and for those sitting the OCR exam, 27 per cent. Meanwhile, a parliamentary committee heard earlier this year how compulsory maths resits are leading to mental health challenges, heaping stress and anxiety on pupils.

As a former teacher of 11 years, who has worked in school and college classrooms in London and Derbyshire, Geoffrey Wake is well aware of the struggles facing teachers and students stuck in a cycle of resits. “I’ve taught those ...

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