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Core Mathematics Level 2 at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy

Course description

Core maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life 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 includes a financial maths element.

This course runs over 1 year and is an equivalent to an AS Level. This will allow students to focus on their other courses whilst simultaneously studying a mathematics program designed to enhance these and develop analytical skills which will help in future life.


Course content

The course covers 2 modules, one focuses on the core analytical skills, ensuring pupils can use mathematics to build up a strong argument to support or refute a hypothesis. Whilst the other uses these skills and builds on them in a data analysis (statistical) context focusing on content learned at higher GCSE and stretching pupils with new content including normal distribution and standard deviation.


Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics Grade C.


There are 2 exams in the summer both 90 minutes long. In which pupils must show detailed working out and make clearly defined assumptions to answer questions like ‘How far will the average human being walk in their lifetime’.


Future opportunities

Employers from all different sectors are also firmly behind the core maths qualification. Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills; Core maths will be a useful tool in equipping you with these skills.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripley St Thomas CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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