Core Maths

Course title Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies (1350)

Exam board AQA

Subject specific entry criteria No additional entry requirements

Course overview

Assessment overview

Paper 1

Analysis of data

Maths for personal finance

Estimation

 

Paper 1 (50% of qualification)

One written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

60 marks

Preliminary material provided in advance

All questions compulsory

Paper 2

Critical analysis of given data and models

The normal distribution

Probabilities and estimation

Correlation and regression

Paper 2

One written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

60 marks

Preliminary material provided in advance

All questions compulsory

Both papers are taken in May/June in Year 12

Future progression

Core Mathematics has been designed to help students to develop their quantitative and problem-solving skills. This is valuable preparation for the quantitative skills needed for many degree courses, particularly subjects such as psychology, business-related courses, sports and social sciences, and natural science courses that do not require AS/A Level Mathematics.

Potential careers

Employers from all different sectors are also firmly behind the Core Mathematics qualification. Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills; Core Mathematics will be a useful tool in equipping you with these skills.

To succeed in Core Maths

You will need:

  • a resilient attitude
  • effective problem-solving skills
  • an ability to see mathematical problems within real life contexts
  • an awareness of current affairs
  • an ability to present information to others
  • to be confident working within a team

 

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