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Mathematics A Level at La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School

Course description

Level 3 mathematical studies (Core Maths) is a qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade C or above at GCSE.

It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level psychology, sciences and geography, as well as technical and vocational qualifications.

Subject content


* Analysis of data

* Maths for personal finance

* Estimation

* Critical analysis of given data and models (including spreadsheets and tabular data)


* The normal distribution

* Probabilities and estimation

* Correlation and regression

* Critical path analysis

* Expectation

* Cost benefit analysis

Entry requirements

General qualifications for your chosen pathway (see How to apply – Entry Requirements)

5 or above in GCSE Maths


* Critical analysis of data, for example data presented in politics and the media

* Communicating numerical data based on real contexts using graphs and indicators such as averages and measures of spread

* Use of technology to analyse, process and present numerical data

* Application of mathematical ideas to real financial contexts including loans and taxation

* Making quick estimates of large numbers from limited information

* Using project management techniques including critical path analysis and Gantt charts

Future opportunities

* Skills from the course are highly applicable to business and management roles

* Communicating numerical ideas is a key skill for a wide range of jobs

* Skills useful for many courses including business and social science are a core element of the course

* Success on the course prepares you for better understanding personal finance including taxation and mortgages

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017
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