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Mathematics in Context level 3 Certificate at Edmonton County School

Course description

This is an engaging new qualification for 16-18 year olds, launched in September 2015. It is designed for students who achieve an A* to C in GCSE Mathematics, but choose not to continue on to AS Level, and for those students who do not meet the entry criteria for the AS Mathematics course. This course will also support your Sixth Form studies in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Psychology and Economics.

Course content

You will study many of the concepts learnt at GCSE, but at a higher level. The course focuses on enabling students to improve their knowledge of Mathematics and understand how to apply it to situations in the real world. In particular, it aims to develop students’ understanding and ability to apply mathematics, and consists of four main areas: • applications of statistics


•linear programming

•sequences and growth.

Entry requirements

A grade C or better in GCSE Mathematics.


There are two written examinations: a ‘Comprehension Paper’ and an ‘Applications Paper.’

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September