Key messages

The Maths Careers website provides a single starting point for young people wishing to know where studying mathematics can lead.

The site primarily targets 11–19 year old school students, with relevant information for other audiences including undergraduates, graduates, adult learners, as well as teachers, employers, careers advisers and parents.

Key messages

  • Highlighting the skills that studying maths develops
  • Conveying the importance of maths to students of all abilities
  • How to keep options open by studying maths
  • Addressing the misconceptions around studying maths
  • Ensuring that students have the correct information to hand to make informed decisions when choosing subject combinations

Messages for specific audiences

The messages can be broken down for the target audiences.

11–14: The messages for this age group are about the significance of maths to their lives and understanding why they are studying maths and where it can lead – to enthuse, excite and inform them about maths.

14–16: The messages for this age group are about the skills that studying maths can develop and enabling them to make informed decisions about subject choices, making them feel comfortable about studying maths

16–19: The messages for this age group are about making career choices and the routes to different careers – allowing the students to make more informed choices.

Parents: The messages are about what is involved in studying maths and dispelling some of the misconceptions around studying the subject.

Teachers: The messages are about their role in promoting further study in maths by improving young people’s understanding of the advantages of studying maths.

Careers advisers: The messages are about what is involved in studying maths and dispelling some of the misconceptions that surround studying or working in a maths related area – helping them to provide better advice.