GCSE Maths is incredibly important. A recent study showed that adults with GCSE Maths earn on average £8,000 more than those without.A report has also found that young people with GCSE Maths are less likely to be unemployed than those who do not achieve.
The Centre for Cities found that there is an obvious correlation at city level between GCSE Maths and English attainment and youth unemployment. The research shows cities perform at a similar level when you measure performance of GCSE A* to C grades across all subjects, but strikingly there are huge disparities between cities when looking at pupils’ performance in Maths and English.
The report, released in November 2011, called Learning Curve: Schooling & skills for future jobs, shows that between 2007 and 2010 an average of almost 50% of pupils in cities left the education system without A* to C grades in GCSE Maths and English. This not only has implications for young people’s futures but also directly impacts on the economies of the cities they live in because businesses do not have access to the skills they need.
Therefore, GCSE Maths is a vital requirement for almost everyone. Colleges and employers require GCSE Maths, usually at Grade C. However, there are many students who struggle with math. Educators can open up this world to all students by finding ways to make math education engaging and accessible. Thus, schools with the best Math teachers need to advertise their specialisation or academic record in Math. The best advertising for schools comes from your school’s website and its prospectus.