Transition From A-Levels To Physics And Engineering Degrees

Many science academics feel that new undergraduates in their subjects are entering university ill-prepared for their courses, and not achieving their full potential, because of a lack of fluency in maths. This new report, prepared for the Institute of Physics (IOP) by EdComs, suggests that exams and specifications have weakened the crucial relationship between maths and the physical sciences. The report highlights many academics’ belief that current maths and physics provision at A-level leads to students learning by rote rather than developing their own independent techniques. Leadership Briefing 6.03(63)

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