Mathematics (Core)

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including a grade 4 or above in Mathematics. We recommend students have studied for the higher tier at GCSE and achieved a grade 5 or above, but this is not a requirement.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Studying Core Maths allows you to continue to develop your mathematical skills during your time at college and apply what you have learnt at GCSE to real-life applications. This one-year course is usually studied as an additional qualification in your first year, alongside your main programme of study. It is equal in size to an AS Level and carries the same UCAS tariff points. The qualification is valuable for any student planning a future that requires strong mathematical and numerical skills, whether that be in Higher Education or employment. Degrees such as Biology, Psychology, Geography and Business Studies all expect a high level of mathematical competency that can be supported by studying Core Maths.

Course content
Core Maths focuses on applying maths to solve real-life problems, developing your knowledge of statistics, and providing an understanding of personal finance. Compared to A Level maths, there is less algebra and abstraction, and instead the emphasis is on applying the skills learnt to practical applications.

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 FX-991EX.

What could I do next?
Students who achieve this qualification could use the qualification 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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