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IBCP Mathematical Studies at The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Mathematical studies is the practical application of maths.

It endeavours to illustrate to students the relevance of the maths which they learn in the classroom and the impact it has on everyday life and the workplace. The course gives the students the opportunity to extend the maths they learn at GCSE to a higher level and to develop their research and problem solving skills by tackling investigations rather than purely question based work.


Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English


During the two-year course students have to undertake a research project of a mathematical nature. The project should be on something that interests them, invariably it will be based upon statistics. this is an internal assessment and contributes to their overall grade.

The remainder of the assessment is completed externally and comprises of two written exams, one non-calculator and one allowing the use of a graphical calculator.

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

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 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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