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Core Maths

What is Core Maths?

Core Mathematical Studies is one of the new ‘Core Maths’ qualifications. This is a course designed to maintain and develop real-life skills involving maths. The course is designed to help with other subjects such as Biology, Business Studies, Psychology and Sociology with direct links to the numerical skills required in all of these subjects.

What Will You Study?

Personal Finance, Estimation, Problem Solving involving Statistics, Critical Analysis of Data, Interest Rates and Student Loans, Spreadsheets and Representing Data.

Core Maths will help students understand and apply clear mathematical reasoning to
real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial maths.

What Next?

Core Maths is ideal for students who want to go into nursing, teaching or in fact any path where being numerically confident is helpful. It is worth the same UCAS points as an AS Level. This course is specifically for those students who are NOT studying A Level Maths and who do not require Maths for their chosen course of study at university.

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade C (5) in GCSE Maths.

Course Type

Level 3 Certificate


Exam: 100%

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