Core Maths Post-16 at The Duke of York's Royal Military School
The purposes of this qualification are to: ● Consolidate and build on students’ mathematical understanding, developing further skills in the application of mathematics to authentic problems. ● Build a broader base of mathematical understanding and skills in order to support the mathematical content in other Level 3 qualifications, for example: GCE A Level Biology; Chemistry; Business Studies; Computing; Geography; Psychology and BTEC Applied Science. ● Provide evidence of students’ achievements against demanding and fulfilling content, to give them confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding they will acquire during the course of their study are as good as that of the highest-performing jurisdictions in the world ● Prepare students for the range of varied contexts that they are likely to encounter in vocational and academic study, future employment and life. The qualification is graded and certificated on a four-grade scale: distinction*, distinction, merit and pass. Students will complete all assessment in May/June of year 13.
The content areas covered in this qualification (across both papers) are: ● Applications of statistics ● Probability ● Linear programming ● Sequences and growth. This qualification is still in draft form at time of going to press. It is likely that the qualification will be given the same UCAS tariff as an AS-level, which would make Core Maths a particularly attractive option.
The Core Maths qualification is designed for students with a C or above at GCSE. It is hoped that Students with an A or A* at GCSE will go on to take A Level Mathematics, although they may opt to take Core Maths.
How to apply
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