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    I have heard a lot in the media recently about a new 'real-life' maths qualification for 16-18 year olds that the government are planning to introduce, but it's left me with a lot of confusion as to whether or not I'll be doing it as each different news story seems to carry different details!

    I'm continuing my education into sixth form this September to study history, English literature, geography and Spanish. I am predicted an A* in GCSE maths.

    Some stories have said they want to introduce it this September and others next September, some seem to make out the course is optional and others compulsory. Some also seem to infer it is more aimed at B and C grade GCSE students and not at A or A* grade students, inferring that I would not have to participate in the course.

    I really do not want to continue any education in maths - I do not find it interesting whatsoever and, sorry to those who enjoy the subject, I couldn't wait to drop it. Furthermore, as somewhat reflected in my A-Level choices, I want to go on to study anything but maths in higher education after my A-Levels and so it would also be a relatively useless course for me to take with regards to developing maths skills to use in future careers.

    Can anyone clear up for me whether or not I will be having to take the course from September?

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    You won't be taking it.
    It doesn't exist yet


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    I have heard a lot in the media recently about a new 'real-life' maths qualification for 16-18 year olds that the government are planning to introduce, but it's left me with a lot of confusion as to whether or not I'll be doing it as each different news story seems to carry different details!

    I'm continuing my education into sixth form this September to study history, English literature, geography and Spanish. I am predicted an A* in GCSE maths.

    Some stories have said they want to introduce it this September and others next September, some seem to make out the course is optional and others compulsory. Some also seem to infer it is more aimed at B and C grade GCSE students and not at A or A* grade students, inferring that I would not have to participate in the course.

    I really do not want to continue any education in maths - I do not find it interesting whatsoever and, sorry to those who enjoy the subject, I couldn't wait to drop it. Furthermore, as somewhat reflected in my A-Level choices, I want to go on to study anything but maths in higher education after my A-Levels and so it would also be a relatively useless course for me to take with regards to developing maths skills to use in future careers.

    Can anyone clear up for me whether or not I will be having to take the course from September?

    Thankyou
    Even if the qualification is announced this year, it won't effect you. It usually takes a few years before new qualifications are actually used.
 
 
 
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