Core Maths is a new course designed for post-16 students who want to continue studying mathematics but not at A-Level. The new Core Maths qualification will help you retain, deepen and extend your mathematics to be better prepared for higher education and employment.
It will help you understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial maths. Most courses include a financial maths element helping you to understand the impact of interest rates on loans and investments.
These practical mathematical skills will also help you with your other A-Level subjects, in particular with sciences, geography, business studies, psychology, and economics.
To study the course you will need to gain a 5 in Maths at GCSE.
It is equivalent to an AS level and will have the same UCAS points.
Students will study over one year and have 10 lessons a fortnight.