If you have passed GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above and want to keep up your valuable Maths skills, but not planning to take AS or A-Level Mathematics, this is the course for you. At the end of this one year course you will come out with a Level 3 qualification – with equivalent UCAS points to an AS Level.

Core Maths builds on GCSE Maths, with a sharper focus on applying Mathematics to solve problems relevant to their everyday lives. This includes financial applications of Mathematics, as well as further applied and statistical ideas that can support work in other subjects you will be studying, such as Engineering, IT, Psychology, Health Sciences, Geography and even History.


There is a focus on:
> Financial mathematics
> Exploring income tax
> National insurance tax
> Loans, mortgages and credit cards

There are also statistical elements which further explores the representation and interpretation of:
> Calculations
> Graphs
> Charts


How am I assessed? You will take an AS examination at the end of Year 12.

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Mathematics, you could progress to university.
    Potential courses include:
    > Computer Science
    > Economics
    > Engineering
    > Mathematics
    > Statistics

  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Mathematics qualification include:
    > Accountancy
    > Engineering
    > Financial Advising
    > Investment Banking
    > Software Development
    > Teaching