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Certificate in uses of Maths at Blackfen School for Girls

Course description

The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics is ideal for students who want to: learn Maths that is practical and relevant to the real world, focus on the application of Maths in tangible rather than abstract contexts, and understand numerical skills, problem solving and modelling.  Use of Mathematics strives to be both practical and relevant to the real world, training students not only in mathematical skills but also in problem solving and modelling.


Course content

The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics is built from a compulsory core unit plus two Free-Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQs) Money Management and Using data.


Entry requirements

D (or below) GCSE Maths


Three externally written papers each have a weighting of 1/3 of the final qualification.

Unit 1 : Money management . This a 1 hour calculator paper

Unit 2: Using data. This is a 1 hour calculator paper.

Unit 3: Core Foundation featuring questions which combine finance, data, shape and algebra. This is a 1 hour and 15 minutes calculator paper.

The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics will be graded on an eight-grade scale: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for further study and a wide range of careers. Use of Maths gives students the Maths basis to use in other studies, vocationally and in everyday life.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackfen School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs N Eiffert, Sixth Form Coordinator & Admissions Manager
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0208 303 1887
    • Email address: