Here is what the practitioners have to say - as per their voices, carefully listened to during the conference in Cheltenham in October 2016.
The policy is straightforward and you’d be forgiven to think that all our students are recent school leavers who simply got a D grade in Y11, and therefore are given another chance to gain their Maths GCSE. However, in reality, our full-time students are….
How do we make it work for them? All of them? #mathsresits
The policy is clear: every student under the age of 19 needs to keep learning maths until they get a C grade. Yet, we are teachers, and not policy makers. Aside to getting the magic C, what do we want our students to gain from our lessons?
And in the light of all the above: since the students need a C grade as per the policy's requirement, do we teach them the exam technique, or the real world maths? Can we teach both?