Tagged: Maths

University vs Apprenticeships

I have mentioned a few times in the past that the best degrees and the most lucrative jobs tend to be suited for people with strong maths skills.

In the age of increasing University tuition fees, more and more people are looking towards apprenticeships as a more affordable route into a professional career. So it is interesting, though unsurprising, to note that we see the same trend towards maths and maths-centric specialisms for the most appealing apprenticeships.

Read the Guardian article here for more information:

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/mar/09/what-are-the-uks-highest-paid-apprenticeships-of-2017

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News: Gender gap in UK schools means girls’ lack of confidence in maths and science puts them off applying for engineering jobs

Make Britain Count: Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’ – Telegraph

Make Britain Count: Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’ – Telegraph.

Jo Boaler is a real leader in the cause of addressing our issues with maths. She works tirelessly to improve society’s expectations of maths, and to encourage teachers to be more inspiring and relevant in the way we teach maths.

Parents turn to private tutors during holidays to stop ‘summer slide’ – Education News – Education – The Independent