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Mathematical Studies Level 3 Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

Do you enjoy applying Maths in everyday use? How many steps are you likely to walk in your life? Want to know more about personal finance? Enjoy mathematical puzzles and their application? Got a grade 5 at GCSE Maths or better and not continuing with AS Maths or AS Statistics? Studying any one or more of Biology, Psychology, Geography or Sociology, Business, Travel and Tourism, Media, Art, Health and Social Science or BTEC Science? If your answer is yes, you should consider doing this new mathematical studies qualification that will give you extra UCAS points and more, such as the Tech Bacc.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • aspects of personal finance including calculating loans and mortgages and their repayments
  • financial terms such as terms AER and APR
  • explore statistical methods that will help you with your studies and coursework at NewVIc as well as at university
  • use mathematical modelling to solve real life problems

On the course you will:

  • explore everyday scenarios through fun ways of mathematical thinking
  • develop a better understanding of personal finance for adult life
  • gain a basic understanding of Statistics that will help you understand, analyse and critique statements from new papers, and other media as well as for your first Statistics unit at University.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths.


This is a two-year course that will be assessed at the end of the second year through two tests.

Future opportunities

From 2018, it is likely that this qualification will become an advantage, for many students wishing to study Early Years, Nursing, Midwifery and Business Management as well as Psychology at university.

Further information

The course mainly uses skills and concepts from Level 2 Maths in real life situations using Level 3 industries. You will receive up to 60 UCAS points for this qualification.

This course is particularly useful for students taking A-level Biology, Psychology or Sociology, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, Science and Health and Social Care, as well as most subjects included in the Tech Bacc, such as Computer Science, Engineering and Construction and the Built Environment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.