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Core Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OCR Level 3 Certificate at Richard Huish College

Course description

(OCR (MEI) Quantitative Reasoning). Core Maths is a one year course for those who want to keep up their valuable maths skills but who are not planning on taking A Level Mathematics. At the end of the course, you will have achieved a Level 3 qualification which is equivalent to an AS (carrying the same number of UCAS tariff points).

Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. What you study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life and most courses will include a financial maths element. It will also help with other A Level subjects, in particular with Science, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements; 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language

You will need a grade 5 or above in Mathematics at GCSE to study the subject.


Examining Board: OCR

It is assessed by final examination.

Future opportunities

The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Core Maths will help you keep up these essential skills. On average, students who study maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning prospects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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