Mathematics (core)

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including a grade 4 or above in Mathematics.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Core Maths is an umbrella term for a type of Level 3 post-16 Maths qualification. This course can be taken alongside A Levels and vocational qualifications. It is equal in size to an AS Level, and carries the same UCAS tariff.

Course Content
It is designed to support students who achieve grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics, but decide not to study A Level Mathematics. The qualification is valuable for any student planning a future that requires good quantitative skills, whether that be in Higher Education or employment. Degrees such as Biology, Geography and Business Studies all expect a high level of mathematical competency that can be supported by studying Core Maths.

Core Maths focuses on applying Maths to solve real-life problems and has been developed with support from employers and Higher Education institutions.

Course content
This qualification addresses the specific needs of students by providing a core of key themes.

The key themes are:

  • Understanding personal finance
  • Understanding commerce
  • Understanding chance
  • Understanding data

How will I be assessed?
Two written external assessment papers.

Are there any special expenses?
You will need a natural display calculator with statistics mode. We recommend the Casio FX991EX.

What could I do next?
Students who achieve this qualification could use it to progress to a range of Higher
Education courses and/or employment, across a broad range of academic, professional, creative and technical fields, such as careers in management, finance, business, engineering, manufacturing, health, science, geographical studies, agriculture, operational research and industry.


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