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Core Maths - Introduction to Quantative Reasoning at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

This new qualification will be ideal for our Post 16 students who have achieved a 4, 5 or 6 in their GCSE Maths and who are not going on to study A Level Maths.  This course is also designed to support the mathematical content of other A Level subjects and those who are looking at university degrees or careers that require higher level mathematical skills.


Course content

What will I learn?

The Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) has been developed jointly by OCR and Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to meet the Core Maths requirements. This qualification gives learners the mathematical skills to tackle problems in a variety of authentic situations. It enables learners to strengthen the mathematical knowledge and skills which they have learnt at GCSE so that they can apply them to the problems which they will encounter in further study, life and employment.

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good understanding of higher level GCSE Maths to access the course.  Students will take an assessment at the start of the course to identify those students who will need extra support.


How will I be assessed?

  • 100% Exams:
  • Paper 1 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning - 72 Marks, 2 hours
  • Paper 2 - Critical Maths - 60 Marks, 2 hours




Future opportunities

Engineering, Graphics, IT and Finance are just some of the careers you could pursue with a qualification in Core Maths.

Many universities value the skills that this qualification will provide, and appreciate the support that it offers to other Maths-based A Levels.

Further information

What are the benefits?

Students will be encouraged to tackle problems in realistic contexts that are relevant to their other subjects.

Topics covered include modelling, statistics, finance, working with exponentials, working and gradients, geometry and measures, risk, estimation, problem solving, communicating solutions and use of technology.

What skills will I develop?

To be successful, students must work exceptionally hard to develop independence, organisation and resilience.

The style of questioning at Core Maths involves application of knowledge in context.  This  is a skill which will be developed over the course.

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: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years