2014 Consultations

GCSE and A Level Requirements

ATM responds to the Ofqual consultation on A and AS levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics from 2016. Concern is expressed that the AOs are not consistent with the proposed DfE content, in particular the use of technology and possibility of controlled asessment.

Respone to Ofqual consultation on A and AS levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics from 2016. 

ATM response to GCSE and A level content consultation

ATM responds to DfE's A level consultation. ATM supports the proposed content bu raises concerns about the need for professional development, the possible impact on participation and requests reconsideration of the timeline so that the new A level can be a smooth transition from the new GCSE.

Response to to GCSE and A level content consultation

ATM Responds to the Ofqual Consultation on Completing Exam Reform

ATM emphasises the importance of reviewing qualifications in Statistics to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Response to the Ofqual Consultation on Completing Exam Reform.pfd 

ATM Welcomes the New Secretary of State

ATM congratulates Nicky Morgan on her appointment as Secretary of State for Education and draws her attention to some hopes and concerns about a number of the changes about to be implemented in the curriculum and assessment of mathematics.

Letter sent to Nicky Morgan.pdf

ATM expresses concern about proposed changes to Ofsted inspection of ITE

ATM is very concerned about the hasty changes to ITE inspection which are likely to favour SCITTs and School Direct given the focus on NQTs teaching in their first term. The increased emphasis on behaviour management and professional dress seem inappropriate and potentially distorting.

Ofsted inspecting ITE ATM response.pdf

ATM Response to Setting the Grade Standards of new GCSEs in England

ATM responded to the Ofqual grading GCSE consultation suggesting that this was an opportunity to address the discrepancy between English and mathematics and work towards a similar grade profile for both of these high stakes qualifications.

The proposal that a new grade 5 linked to 'international benchmarks' was rejected as that will not be possible for Ofqual to control and could become the new default 'pass'.

Response to Setting the Grade Standards of new GCSEs in England.pdf