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Core Maths Post-16 at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: