Why study core mathematics?

This course is designed to maintain and develop real-life maths skills. You will develop knowledge and techniques that can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life. The course will also help with other A Level subjects, in particular science, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

What will I learn about?

You will learn how to apply existing knowledge of maths in real-life situations. Units studied on the course include:
• Statistical analysis
• Finance
• Risk
• Use of graphs, gradients and exponentials
• Estimation
• Problems solving and communicating solutions

How will I be assessed?

• Examinations

Future pathways and careers

• Mathematics
• Further maths
• Economics
• Statistics
• Business studies
• Geography
• Science
• Psychology

Course level

AS equivalent

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in mathematics.

Examination board



Level 3 certificate in quantitative reasoning