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Mathematical Studies Level 3 BTEC AQA at Grey Court School

Course description

Level 3 Mathematical Studies is a new qualification designed for students who wish to continue with their mathematical studies without embarking on a full A level.

It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A level Psychology, Sciences and Geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications.

Level 3 Mathematical Studies 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 the course includes a financial maths element.

The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Mathematical Studies will help you keep up these essential skills. Most students who study maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.

Course content

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Estimation
  • Critical analysis of given data and models
  • Critical path and risk analysis
  • Expectation
  • Cost benefit analysis

Entry requirements

At least a grade 5 in GCSE Maths

5 GCSEs at grade 4-9


Two written assessments of 1 hour 30 minutes

Future opportunities

Mathematics is highly regarded by universities and has also been shown to increase long-term earning power by 7 to 10 per cent. Mathematics gives openings into many different careers including: Accountancy; Marketing; Financial Analysis; Banking; Teaching; Engineering and Operational Research.

Further information

Extra support and enrichment opportunities

Attending external maths lectures: ‘Maths Inspiration’ is one of the largest maths enrichment programmes for teenagers in the UK, featuring mathematicians, engineers and physicists presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations. Talks include topics such as ‘Rollercoasters and other Flying Objects’ and ‘From Juggling to Jazz’. Also teachers will recommend wider reading material to further engage and extend students, for example, ‘Why Do Buses Come in Threes?’ or ‘The Hidden Maths of Sport’.

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: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Mathematical Studies Level 3 BTEC

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