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Core Mathematics - Level 3 Certificate at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

Core Maths qualifications enable learners to strengthen and develop the mathematical knowledge and skills they have learnt at GCSE so that they can apply them to the problems that they will encounter in their other Level 3 courses, further study, life and employment.

Course content

You will study a Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving which will consolidate and extend the mathematics learnt to date and develop transferrable problem solving skills.  This qualification will be particularly useful for students studying Applied Science as it gives learners the mathematical and statistical skills to tackle problems in a variety of authentic situations.

The course includes:

  • Use of spreadsheets
  • Modelling and estimation
  • Statistical problem solving
  • Financial problem solving including percentages and foreign exchange
  • Exponential growth, standard form, logarithmic scales on graphs
  • Graphs and gradient as rate of change
  • Probability and risk


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.


Two written examinations at the end of the course.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

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

The course also gives an examination subject at Level 3 that would strengthen a UCAS application.

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: 14 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Course code: MAT/3CE/118C