Disturbing news, here, from the BBC website:-
Universities ‘dumbing down on maths’ to fill places
“Universities are having to dumb down the maths requirements on some of their courses in order to fill places, a report says.
“It maintains that nearly two-thirds of the students accepted on courses needing post-GCSE maths do not have those skills.
“The Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education report argues that this causes problems for students …”
Yes. I should imagine it will.