Core Maths

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Course Overview

The Core Maths course follows a two-year specification. 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. The course focuses primarily on statistics and finance and their real- life application.

The course is a Level 3 course that is the equivalent of an AS qualification (carrying the same number of UCAS tariff points).

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. In addition, with increasing Mathematical demands of numerous A Level courses, skills developed through this course should help students’ access content explored in other subject areas, for example Science, Design and Technology, Business Studies, Psychology and Geography.

Course Specifications

In the space underneath, you will find specific information related to this subject. As Key Stage 5 specifications change, it is possible that the course being offered to Year 12 is different to that being studied in Year 13.

With that in mind, please find attached below, links to the respective courses being offered to current Year 12 and Year 13 students.

Year 12 - Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths:

Year 13 - Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths:

Curriculum Map

Please find attached below, the Curriculum Maps for both Year 12 and Year 13: