Sats-style maths exam for university applicants 'could help post-Brexit Britain compete'

Basic literacy and numeracy "utterly critical" to success of technology businesses, former Downing Street adviser claims.

 

Sats-style maths exam for all university applicants could help give the British workforce the skills it needs to complete in a post-Brexit world, a report published today claims.

 

The document, A Global Britain: from local startups to international markets, also calls for all 16-19 year olds to study maths, “usually to a level above GCSE”, as in many international competitors.

 

Co-author Rachel Wolf, a former Downing Street policy advisor, said that while the report focused on the technology sector, its findings were “pretty applicable” to the wider economy.

 

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