Does any other college feel as frustrated as we do about the muddle and mismanagement of the new AS maths syllabus? Our experience is that it is demotivating the very students it purports to support.
The new syllabus claims to be open to GCSE grade C intermediate students, but demands prior knowledge not covered by the intermediate syllabus. Most of our students achieved grade C at intermediate. They erolled on the new AS with enthusiasm, but they are becoming more and more disillusioned as they move towards an exam that will inevitably test them on what they do not know. This is an example of the British examination system at its worst.
A-level maths co-ordinator
Head of programme, maths
Tower Hamlets College