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Cambridge to set new maths A-levels


Cambridge University yesterday denied a Daily Telegraph story that it would be involved in the setting of maths A-level exams in future as part of the Government’s education reforms.

It said that it had received instead a government grant of £2.8 million which would  help it provide new resources for the teaching of maths in the sixth-form.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Cambridge's department of pure mathematics has outlined how new-style maths A-levels should be structured, in a report sent to the Department for Education.

Under the changes pupils would study A-levels that focus around a series of "key mathematical ideas", such as complex numbers, trigonometry, combinatorics, probability and centres of mass.