MEI, which has managed the FMSP since it started, has been awarded a new government contract to support level 3 mathematics in England.
In July 2017 the DfE announced a new £16m support programme in response to Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s review of post-16 mathematics.
MEI, in conjunction with Tribal Education, will provide an extensive programme of support which is due to commence on 1st May 2018, and initially it will run for 2 years.
Current FMSP support will transfer to the new Advanced Mathematics Support Programme or AMSP, during the summer term 2018. The AMSP will continue the successful work of the FMSP, providing support for students and teachers for AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and will in addition provide support for Core Maths.
The aims of the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme are to:
The support provided by the AMSP will be extensive and will include:
Much of the above support will be similar to that provided by the FMSP. However we will be developing the content of courses and events in order to meet the needs of teachers and students studying the new level 3 mathematics qualifications.
The above support is government-funded and will be available to all state-funded schools and colleges in England. The AMSP will provide additional support for schools and colleges in Priority Areas - the 12 government Opportunity Areas and areas of low participation in level 3 mathematics - to improve provision and participation in level 3 mathematics.
Event information and resources will be transferred over to a new AMSP website during the summer. The FMSP website will remain active until the autumn term 2018 and resources will be accessible from here until they are transferred to the AMSP website.
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: