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AQA Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

Core Maths is for students who are not taking A Level Maths but wish to continue developing their mathematical skills. Students will increase their confidence in using mathematics, to be better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education, and employment.

Why Choose This Course?

Mathematical skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education. Studying Core Maths will help you to keep up these essential skills. Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. The course is not just purely theoretical or abstract, it can be applied on a day-to-day basis, whether in work, study, or life in general. Core Maths can help with other subjects, in particular with sciences, geography, business studies, economics, psychology and engineering. It includes a financial element and will help you understand real life finances such as tax, national insurance, and mortgages.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
ALCMATH24T
Level
Level 3
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Certificate

Top Course Highlights

Real-life skills

Impress universities

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Gain problem solving skills

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One-Year Course

Core Maths is a one-year course so you will have a grade to put on any applications you make in the second year. 

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highly regarded course

Universities have been known to give improved offers to students that apply having achieved a Grade A or B in Core Maths. 

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Develop Problem Solving Skills

Solve real-life problems with a sharp focus on problem solving. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Core Maths builds upon and strengthens existing skills developed during the GCSE Maths course. There is a sharp focus on problem-solving and using and applying mathematics to solve problems relevant to students’ everyday lives. This includes financial applications of mathematics such as tax, national insurance and mortgages. Fermi estimations is another popular module.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

A qualification in Core Maths is valued by many universities and employers. The skills developed in Mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in Higher Education. Universities, Colleges and employers have welcomed the new Core Maths qualification as students will be better equipped with the skills required for many degree courses and employment.

Assessment Arrangements

Core Maths is assessed over 2 exams, each consisting of 60 marks. There is no coursework element.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 or above at GCSE

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