College Update: Important information for students & parents
The Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Use of Mathematics is a GCSE equivalent qualification which has been designed for post-16 students. It is built upon AQA’s Free‑Standing Maths Qualifications (FSMQs) at Foundation and Higher level. The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics is ideal for students who want to learn Maths that is practical and relevant to the real world and discover a fresh approach, if they haven’t had a successful experience in Maths at GCSE. It will provide you with a useful qualification for the future as well as developing your confidence in Mathematics.
You will study two Free Standing Maths Qualification Modules, in Money Management and Using Data, as well as a Core Unit at Foundation Level. These qualifications will combine to give you a certificate in Use of Mathematics, which at Level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE. You will study either the Level 1 or the Level 2, dependant on your GCSE Maths grade. The Core Unit will assess finance, data, shape and algebra.
Not only will the course provide you with the opportunity to go on to study GCSE Mathematics in Year 13, when your confidence in the subject has grown, but it will also provide you with a GCSE Maths equivalent qualification that will enable you to access a variety of different career paths in the future including nursing.
At least a grade 3 in GCSE Maths.
Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate