This course is studied over a two year period and is equivalent to one AS Level. There is no progression to a full A Level. Core Maths enables students to strengthen the mathematical knowledge and skills which they have learnt at GCSE so that they can apply them to the problems which they will encounter in further study, life and employment. Successful completion of the course will be helpful with the Maths content of other A Levels being studied, and in Higher Education.
You can expect to:
- Tackle problems in realistic contexts that are relevant to your other subjects
- Cover a wide range of topics
- Develop wider life skills in the unit on personal finance
Topics studied could include modelling, statistics, finance, working with exponentials, working and gradients, geometry and measures, risk, statistical problem solving and use of technology.
Core Maths is studied with three other A Levels. It would support students’ studies in a large variety of courses. It is particularly beneficial to students in the numeracy development needed for A Level Biology and Chemistry. It would also combine well with A Levels or Level 3 BTECs in Business, ICT and the Social Sciences.