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Mathematics Level 3 Certificate at Budmouth College

Course description

“For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.” ~ Roger Bacon

Course content

Level 3 certificate in Mathematics is a two year course which is split into four key areas; applications of statistics, probability, linear programming and sequences.

The course is aimed at students who do not wish to study the rigorous and highly algebraic A level in Maths, but would benefit from a qualification in Mathematics at a higher level than GCSE.

Studying this course will develop competence in using and applying mathematical methods and techniques, enabling students to improve their skills in mathematical thinking and reasoning.


Whole class discussion; independent learning; peer assessment; one-to-one tutorials; on-line learning; ICT based learning activities.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 4 in Maths GCSE.


Two written exams on the four key elements:

Application of statistics


Linear programming Sequences and growth

Paper 1: 40% (1 hour and 40 minutes)

Paper 2: 60% (1 hour and 40 minutes)

All exams allow the use of a calculator.

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Teacher, Aeronautical Engineer, Accountant, Architect, Computer Programmer, Computer Games Designer, Doctor

Where could you go?

Oxbridge, Warwick Uni, Durham Uni, Bath Uni, Exeter Uni, Southampton Uni, Officer in the Armed Forces Recent student destinations: Bath, Exeter, Southampton, Warwick, Birmingham

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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