Level 3 - Core Mathematics

  • Exam Board: Edexcel
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE Maths 9-5

Core Mathematics is a brand new course for those who want to keep up their valuable maths skills but are not planning to take A-level Mathematics. At the end of the two-year course you will come out with a Level 3 qualification, similar to an AS. The qualification is assessed by final examination.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • experienced, specialist mathematics teachers.
  • books, notes, online resources.
  • dedicated mathematics rooms, with interactive whiteboards.
  • departmental computer suite with sixth form study area.

Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life maths skills. What you study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a daily basis in work, study or life, including a financial maths element. It will also help with other A-level subjects - in particular with Science, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Economics.

The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Core Maths will help you to keep up these essential skills. Most students who study maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.