Why Should You Take This Course?
Core Maths is designed for students with a grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths who want to take the subject further, but donít want to study the traditional A Level course. It provides useful maths skills for students studying courses such as A Level Psychology, Geology and Geography or Applied Science, Business, ICT and Sport Science. The use of real-life scenarios will appeal to students who prefer a less academic approach and appreciate the value of everyday maths and problem-solving skills. It will also support them through further/higher education and learned skills will be useful in future employment.
It carries the same UCAS points as an AS Level.
Analysis of data - collecting and sampling data, representing data numerically and diagrammatically
Personal finance - interest rates, repayments and the cost of credit and taxation
Estimation - the modelling cycle and Fermi estimation
Critical Analysis - Presenting logical and reasoned arguments in context and communicating solutions
Optional sections (you choose one option)
A. Statistical Techniques - The normal distribution, probabilities and estimation, correlation and regression. This option fits very well with social science and sport science
B. Critical Path and Risk Analysis - Critical path analysis, Expectation, Cost benefit analysis. This fits well with Business and ICT
C. Graphical Techniques - Graphical methods, Rates of change, Exponential functions. The option for Applied Science
How will I be assessed?
There are two papers. Paper 1 is compulsory and you then sit one of the three paper 2's:
2A - Statistical Techniques, 2B - Critical Path and Risk Analysis or 2C - Graphical Techniques.
Are there any expenses?
You will need a natural display calculator with statistics mode (we recommend the Casio FX991EX).
What could I do next?
You will have demonstrated good mathematical understanding and problem solving skills required for a broad range of subjects to study at university or chosen career.
We still have spaces available for courses starting in September 2018. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form as soon as possible.