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Core Maths at Bradfield School

Course description

Core Mathematics is designed to supplement a combination of 3 or 4 other A-Level courses. Students selecting Core Maths would be required to choose at least 3 other full A-Level subjects to study alongside it.



  • AQA Core Mathematics (Two-year Route)



  • This two-year course is designed to support the use of Mathematics in other subjects and will improve Mathematical skills that are desirable to employers.

  • Core Mathematics extends skills beyond those required at GCSE with an emphasis on application of knowledge using Excel spreadsheets and calculator methods.

  • Students use percentages calculations within the context of wages, tax, loans and investments to improve skills of financial literacy. Students learn to make financial decisions based on sound calculations predicating future performance of cash flow and return on investments.

  • The Statistics element includes a significant part of the A-Level Mathematics course, and includes interpreting charts, collecting and sampling data, measures of location and spread, correlation, regression and probability calculations.

  • Students gain experience of performing calculations using sampling techniques to explore large data sets.



Content and Assessment


Assessment is at the end of the year 13


  • Paper 1 – Mathematical Studies. Written exam ( 1 ½ hours ) 50% marks

  • Paper 2 – Statistical Techniques. Written exam ( 1 ½ hours ) 50% marks



  • Mr D Joyce, Mr T Higgins.


Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics


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: 20 December 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September