Level 3 Mathematical Studies is an accredited Core Maths qualification. Brought in by the Government in 2014, Core Maths is designed for students with a grade 4 or above in GCSE maths who wants to take the subject further, but aren’t moving forward with another post-GCSE maths course.
The use of real-life scenarios will appeal to students who prefer a less academic approach and appreciate the value of everyday maths and problem-solving skills. Mathematical skills learned during this course will also support other As-levels starting from Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business, Psychology and even PE. Furthermore, it supports students through further/higher education and is useful in future employment.
It’s all about using and applying Maths. With 80% of the maths content taken from the new GCSE, the emphasis is on helping students to use the maths they already know to explore, understand and solve problems. Another 20% of content is taken from Maths AS Level to extend students’ knowledge.
The qualification has the same UCAS tariff points as an AS level.
Paper 1 (compulsory content, taken by all students) assesses:
Paper 2 (optional content – students take one paper only)
either paper 2A assesses:
Or paper 2B assesses:
Or paper 2C assesses:
There are additional costs of £5 for the student’s workbook.