Mathematics- Core
Year 12 and 13
Course Core Mathematics

Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context

Exam Board/Syllabus Edexcel – 7MC0
Grade Equivalences A-E
Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

6 GCSE’s at a grade 4 including a grade 5 in Mathematics
Assessment Route There are 2 papers at the end of year 12

Comprehension (40%) lasting 100 minutes

Applications (60%) lasting 100 minutes

Both papers have pre-release case studies which will be worked on in lessons in preparation for the examinations.


Core Mathematics is for students who wish to study a mathematics course with a focus on its applications in business, industry and the workplace. The overarching aim of the qualification is to be able to accurately interpret data and use mathematical modelling. There will be strong links with Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Computing, Geography, Physics and Psychology.

Students will study the following areas:

  • Applications of statistics
  • Probability
  • Linear programming
  • Sequences and growth

The Level 3 Certificate carries the same number of UCAS points as an AS Level and is a rapidly expanding qualification which is highly regarded by employers and universities for its applied approach. Core mathematics is ideal for students who wish to study mathematics applied to the real world.

Learning strategies:

  • Note taking
  • Collaborative discussions
  • Problem solving
  • Mnemonics
  • Linking of different aspects of Maths.
  • Independent research and presentation
  • Independent practice outside of lesson time


Core Mathematics is an enrichment option only


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