Government says post-16 GCSE resit policy will continue this year despite recommendation to rethink. The long-awaited Smith report into maths teaching has said there are not enough teachers or suitable qualifications for all students to study the subject until age 18. As reported earlier this term in Tes, the long-awaited report by Professor Sir Adrian Smith, chancellor of the University of London, has said that there is there is no case for making the subject compulsory now. But he recommends that the government "should set an ambition for 16-18 mathematics to become universal in 10 years." Read more.