Year 12 and 13
Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context
|Exam Board/Syllabus||Edexcel – 7MC0|
|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
- 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.
- Note taking
- Collaborative discussions
- Problem solving
- Linking of different aspects of Maths.
- Independent research and presentation
- Independent practice outside of lesson time
Core Mathematics is an enrichment option only