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Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Level 3

Maths is for everyone. It is essential that students are equipped with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Level 3 Mathematical Studies (also known as Core Maths) focuses on using mainly familiar maths in a range of contexts to help prepare students to be competent and confident in using maths in their studies, careers and lives.

This course is for you if you want to continue your maths beyond GCSE level, and are keen to develop your skills in context, not wanting to take a course which requires the deep understanding of algebra required for A Level Maths.

+ Course details and future career paths

The level 3 course is equivalent to an AS Level and lasts for 1 year. Students receive between 4 and 5 hours of tuition each week and additional work is done out of lesson, some of this using “MyMaths”, some is producing worked solutions to exam-type questions.

The course develops understanding of:

  • The Mathematics covered at GCSE Higher level
  • The practical applications of Mathematics to other areas
  • Logical problem solving

There are two 1½ hour written examinations at the end of the year, both equally weighted. This course covers Maths for personal finance (taxation, interest, cost of credit, financial problems), representation and analysis of data, and modelling and estimation (including Fermi estimation which allows you to answer questions like “how many shoes are there in the world?”) It has a section based on analysis of maths in the media, which includes use of spreadsheets and tables.

+ Progression

This course enables students to progress onto the university and a career that requires a level three understanding of Maths.


How to find us.

Recreation Road

Phone: 01980 652 467