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AS Level: Core Maths at Hind Leys College (Iveshead School)

Course description

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE. 

Course content

It covers a diverse range of topics such as data analysis, personal finance, cost benefit analysis, critical path analysis and rates of change. The course helps to develop students' mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Business Studies, Sciences and Geography, as well as technical and vocational qualifications. It involves high levels of problem solving and encourages students to consider the world around them and apply this knowledge and their skills to real life scenarios. This qualification forms part of a national drive to raise standards in mathematics by offering a complementary course that will encourage all students to study mathematics in some form until they are 18.

Entry requirements

inimum of grade 4 in English and Maths and 3 other A*-C GCSEs.


2 exam papers of equal weighting.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask for  Mr Chisholm.

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: 19 December 2016
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    • Hind Leys College shares campus with Shepshed High School, St Botolphs C of E Primary School, Hind Leys Pre-School, The Oak Treehouse Nursery and Shepshed Toy Library.

      Shepshed Campus is only a short distance off Leicester Road from the A512, off Junction 23 of the M1.  The nearest train station is Loughborough.

      Bus links include Arriva bus nos. 126 and 127,  Paul Winson nos. 4 and 129, connecting Shepshed to Leicester, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch.  

      Students attending Hind Leys College from the catchment areas and neighbouring villages are bussed to college through the Leicestershire County Council school transport provision.