# Rethinking the Value of Advanced Mathematics Participation (REVAMP)

## Report

'Young people could be limiting future salaries by dismissing A level mathematics'. The REVAMP final report has been released, you can read more about the project's findings on the Nuffield Foundation website.

## Project information

## Background

The REVAMP study (2013-16) combined four strands of quantitative analysis to understand the current and changing attitudes to participation in, and value of, A level mathematics. It used high-quality secondary datasets (NCDS, BCS, NPD, HESA) and included a large-scale survey of 17-year-olds' understandings of the value of mathematics in their educational and life choices and aspirations.

The four quantitative strands of the project are:

- updated research on the 'economic return' to A level mathematics
- an investigation of the nature of changing participation in A level mathematics from 2005-13
- modelling of the relationship between A level mathematics and outcomes in a range of science and social science degree level programmes
- a large-scale survey of 17-year-olds

These studies were interwoven with a policy trajectory analysis that traces the values attributed to A level mathematics, in particular its economic value.

Further information regarding this project is available:

### REVAMP final report

### REVAMP research summaries

- Wage returns to A level mathematics
- Increasing A Level mathematics uptake
- Mathematics A level for better science degrees
- Who wants to study advanced mathematics?

### REVAMP papers