Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard 'A' Level entry requirements apply, plus a Grade 5 in Mathematics.
The new Core Maths qualification is for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at Grade 5 or above but have decided not to study ‘A’ Level Mathematics. It builds upon and strengthens existing skills and focuses on using and applying Mathematics to solve problems relevant to our everyday lives.
Students in Social Sciences, Business, Psychology, Sciences and Health Sciences who are not taking ‘A’ Level Mathematics may find the Core Maths element useful in preparing for university study where a working application of Maths or Statistics may be required.
Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life Maths skills. What you study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life and most courses will include a financial maths element.
It will also help with other ‘A’ Level subjects – in particular with Science, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.
It is studied over one or two years with two examinations at the end of the course.
The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in Higher Education; studying Core Maths will help you keep up these essential skills. Students who study maths after GCSE may improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.
The Level 3 qualification in Core Maths counts towards the same UCAS points as an AS Level.
Standard 'A' Level entry requirements apply, plus a Grade 5 in Mathematics.