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Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Level 3 at Nailsea School

Course description

This course is suitable for you if you enjoy Maths and want to continue with your studies beyond GCSE but feel that A Level Maths may be too demanding. The real life applications will appeal to students who want to learn how maths can be used in finance and industry. A calculator is permitted in all written examinations.

This is a one year level 3 course, equivalent to AS (with the same UCAS points value).

This course will complement a wide range of A-levels including

Course content

Unit 1: Data Analysis, Personal Finance, Estimation, Use of Spreadsheets

Unit 2: Statistical Techniques

Entry requirements

You must be a good mathematician with at least a grade 4 at GCSE. An ability to explore, understand and solve problems in a real life context is desirable. Good communication skills will be beneficial.

Entry to the Sixth Form is not automatic, but depends on:

Achieving 5 grade 4s or above for entry to level 3 courses and meeting the individual entry requirements of your chosen Level 3 courses.


Coursework: None

Examination: 100%

Awarding Body: AQA Specification B

Future opportunities

This course is particular relevant to real life and will be a perfect basis for further studies such as Geography, Psychology, Biology, Business Studies, Marketing and Economics. Skills learned will also be very appealing to employers looking for people with knowledge of mathematics in the real world and who are financially literate.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 December 2017

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