Core Maths (Level 3 Certificate)

What is the course about?

Core Maths is an AS Level equivalent, post-16 qualification that is specifically designed for students who wish to continue developing their Mathematics and problem solving expertise, but do not wish to study Mathematics A Level.

Core Maths focuses on how students can apply the Mathematics they already know from GCSE to solve extended real-world problems, whilst also introducing them to some of the applied concepts from the Mathematics A Level course. Amongst the learning of some new Mathematical formulae and techniques, the course focuses on investigating real-world scenarios, testing hypotheses, making suggestions and improvements and using technology to further investigate problems and support conclusions.

Core Maths is a Level 3 qualification studied over two years alongside your three other choices.

Who might the course suit?

The course is aimed at students who want to develop their problem solving skills and learn some new Mathematics. It is suitable for students who enjoy Mathematics and wish to further their understanding. It also supports the study of other post 16 qualifications in subjects such as Geography, Business, Psychology and the Sciences.

What might the course lead to?

Universities are keen for students to be more Mathematically savvy, regardless of the discipline they wish to study, therefore Core Maths will be an excellent qualification to enhance your university application and prepare you for any higher education and career.