Mathematics Level 2 Award at Aquinas College
This compulsory course is suitable for those students who have previously gained grade E in GCSE Mathematics. Please note that anyone who has achieved a grade E in GCSE Mathematics is automatically enrolled onto this course.
Students will sit two Level 2 exams, one in January and the other in May.
Starting in September students will study for 5 periods per week preparing for the Edexcel Level 2 Award in Number and Measure for which they will sit an exam in January. This qualification focuses on the basic foundations of number work and related topics.
From January to May students will then study for the AQA Higher Level in Financial Calculations. This is a level 2 Free Standing Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ). The course builds on the knowledge gained during the Edexcel Level 2 Award but has a particular emphasis on money-related topics linked to percentages, fractions and decimals, such as calculating costs in a business and retail sale offers.
Skills in numeracy and problem-solving are highly sought after by employers and a Mathematics qualification is considered vital for entry into the job market.
If a student is successful in either or both of the level 2 qualifications, or if they display a level of understanding that is above a GCSE grade E, then progression onto the GCSE Mathematics course and hence entry into the GCSE exam will be considered.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.