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Core Mathematics A Level at Newton Abbot College

Course description

If you have enjoyed studying Mathematics at GCSE level and understand just how good a Level 3 Mathematics qualification will be for your career prospects then Core Mathematics is for you.

This brand new course has been designed for post-16 students who want to continue studying mathematics but not to the extent that an AS or A-Level would require.  The new Core Mathematics qualifications will help you retain, deepen and extend your mathematics to be better prepared for higher education and employment. The qualification merits UCAS points the same as AS Level.

Course content

You will learn how to apply Mathematics to real-life situations using case studies and be required to comprehend, interpret and analyse content in order to answer the questions posed. Topics covered include:

  • Modelling;
  • Statistics;
  • Finance;
  • Working with exponentials;
  • Risk;
  • Working with graphs and gradients;
  • Geometry and measures;
  • Statistical problem solving.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 or above in English, a Grade 5 or above in Mathematics (a Level 4 will be considered subject to prior approval by a student’s Mathematices teacher) and Grade C (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.

Future opportunities

Core Mathematics will help you understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial Mathematics. Most courses include a financial Mathematics element helping you to understand the impact of interest rates on loans and investments.

These practical mathematical skills will also help you with your other A Level subjects, in particular with Sciences, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newton Abbot College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years