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Core Maths Qualification at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Core Maths is a brand new, two-year course for those who want to keep up their valuable maths skills but do not wish to take AS or A Level Mathematics.

Course content

Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life maths 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 most courses will include a financial maths element. It will also help with other A-Level subjects - in particular with science, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Core Maths will help you keep up these essential skills with topics that will help you develop your mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Most students who study maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.


You will study Core Maths for two hours a week and at the end of the course will receive a level 3 qualification equivalent to an AS Level. The qualification is externally assessed by final examination at the end of the course though there may also be the option of submitting a portfolio of coursework.

Further information

Core Maths is a new course but already several universities have come out in strong support of it. Even subjects like history now recognise the importance of statistics and so a Core Maths qualification will help you hit the ground running at a university.

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 South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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