British A-levels controversy: Math being deemphasized in exams on physics and other subjects

From The Telegraph:

Researchers warned that qualifications in subjects such as the sciences, economics, business studies and computing were failing to prepare teenagers for the demands of university or the workplace.

In a report, it was claimed that maths was a vital component of many other disciplines but it was often too easy or featured in a “very limited way”.

Just four per cent of marks in some A-level economics exams and two per cent of marks in business studies papers required maths, the study found.

Academics are now calling for a dramatic toughening up of the subjects as part of a sweeping review of A-levels.

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