Core Maths

Subject Title

Level 3 Certificate Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

Course Content

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade C or above at GCSE. It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications. Maths in general is known as a facilitating subject for Higher Education and Core Maths has been given recognition by universities as providing greater support to student progression.

Core Maths includes analysis of data, maths for personal finance, estimation, spreadsheets, the normal distribution, probability, correlation and regression

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Core Maths qualifications have been designed to support post-16 learners with the mathematical and statistical needs of their further study of other subjects, as well as for employment and everyday life. The course is valuable for learners preparing for a variety of technical and professional roles, as they learn about mathematical modelling, costing, risk and the use of spreadsheets. Financial problem solving, which is important for all learners no matter what their future ambitions, is also a feature of the qualifications. The qualification will give learners the mathematical skills to tackle problems in a range of authentic situations. They enable learners to strengthen the mathematical knowledge and skills they have learnt at GCSE so they can apply them to the problems they’ll come across. The use of technology – in particular, spreadsheets – is an integral part of the course.

Length of Course:

Level 3 Certificate (equivalent to an AS level): 2 years

Examination Board:

AQA

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