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Core Mathematics Level 3 at Caldew School

Course description

The Core Maths qualification will help students retain, deepen and extend their mathematics and be better prepared for higher education and employment. Core Maths will help them to understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial mathematics.

Students are taught through a mixture of whole class teaching, group work and individual work. They will become very familiar with using computers, particularly spreadsheets, for mathematical analysis.

Entry requirements

Core Maths is designed for post-16 students with a GCSE grade C or above who want to continue studying mathematics but not at AS or A Level.


Two 90 minute examinations, with some preliminary material available in advance.

  • Paper 1: Analysis of data, maths for personal finance, estimation
  • Paper 2: Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data, statistical techniques

Future opportunities

Core Maths has been designed to support students’ other studies, and the problem solving and reasoning skills are useful in a variety of other academic and vocational situations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September