Who are these qualifications suitable for?
Level 3 Core Maths qualifications are aimed at students who aren’t studying AS or A Level Maths, but need essential problem solving and quantitative skills to support their other Level 3 subjects, and for future study and employment. Students should have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or better.
Can I deliver these qualifications in one year?
Core Maths qualifications are the same size as an AS Level (at least 180 guided learning hours), and can be delivered over one or two years.
A two-year course offers continuous maths study up to entering higher education or employment, and supports the application of quantitative skills in other Level 3 qualifications up to examination.
A one-year course may be more suitable for students who want to fully focus on their other Level 3 subjects in year 13.
Please be aware that for the one year course, the exam dates fall early in the exam series (usually in week one and two).
Why do you offer two Core Maths qualifications?
We worked with Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to develop two Core Maths qualifications to offer choice to centres.
Both qualifications focus on problem solving and quantitative skills with practical application in everyday contexts. One is more statistical to support students taking social sciences (Geography, Psychology, Biology etc.).