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Core Maths at The Corsham School

Course description

Core Maths is a new qualification designed for students who want to keep up their mathematical skills but are not planning to take A-level mathematics.

Course content

Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life maths 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 will include units on finance, analysing data and problem solving. It will also help with other A-level subjects – in particular with science, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

Core Maths is about developing mathematical thinking and reasoning skills through meaningful mathematical problems and to increase confidence in using maths. This will lead to students being better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education, employment and life. 

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.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or better at GCSE.


Core maths is a two year course and exams will be sat at the end of the second year.

At the end of the course, you will gain a level 3 qualification, similar to an AS and worth the same number of UCAS points as an AS level qualification. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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