Welcome to Core Mathematics (Level 3) at Kingsmead!
Core Maths is intended for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or better, but who have not chosen to study AS or A level Mathematics. It can be studied in a single year or over a two-year period and can be taken alongside A levels or other qualifications, including vocational courses. Due to the comprehension skills required, a grade 4 or above in either English Language or English Literature is recommended.
Exam Board/Spec: AQA Level 3
Method of Assessment:
The course consists of two 1 hour 30 minute papers. Paper 1 covers compulsory content including personal finance; data analysis; estimation and critical analysis. Paper 2 contains questions from content covering either statistical techniques; critical path and risk analysis or graphical techniques. Optional content can be chosen to reflect and complement strengths and subject choices of the cohort.
This qualification consolidates students’ mathematical understanding, builds confidence and competence in applying mathematical techniques to solve a range of problems and introduces students to new techniques and concepts that will prepare them for further study and future employment within a broad range of academic, professional and technical fields. Core mathematics should be considered by those students who want to continue with some Mathematical education, but not to A Level, as well as those choosing A Level psychology, business, sciences and geography, as well as technical and vocational courses.
Where can it take me:
Studying Core Maths is valuable preparation for the quantitative skills students will need for many degree courses, particularly subjects such as psychology, geography, business-related courses, sports and social sciences, and natural science courses that do not require AS/A Mathematics.
To find out more information, please contact Ms Pedley-Whittingham (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs Peacock (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org