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Core mathematics

Course outline

Core maths is an excellent choice for students wanting to support the mathematical concepts needed for other courses such as psychology, sciences, and geography. It is designed for students who want to continue to study mathematics after GCSE, but not take a full A Level course. It is taken alongside your three main subjects.

Course content

The course includes statistics of real data, financial mathematics, drawing and interpreting graphs, estimation and standard form, presentation of logical and reasoned arguments, communicating mathematical approaches and solutions, critical analysis of solutions and methods, and statistical analysis techniques. 

Entry requirements

GSCE mathematics grade 4

Career / higher education opportunities

This qualification carries up to 20 UCAS points, and is well regarded by both further education establishments and industry. 

Course specification

AQA Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core maths)