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Mathematical Studies Level 3 Certificate at Harris Academy Beckenham

Course description

The Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies is a new Maths qualification for students who want to maintain and develop their valuable Maths skills.  At the end of the two-year course students will gain a Level 3 qualification similar to an AS which will be recognised by both universities and employers.  The course will help and support other subjects – in particular Science, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.

All students taking the course will be expected to purchase a scientific calculator.

Course content

Compulsory content

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Estimation
  • Critical analysis of given data and models including spread sheets and tabular data

 Optional content

  • Statistical techniques
  • Critical path and risk analysis
  • Graphical techniques

Entry requirements

Students are required to have grade 5 or higher in Maths GCSE.


Two exams both lasting 90 minute, worth 60 marks each

Paper 1: Paper 1 will assess all of the compulsory content and will contain questions based on the pre-release material.

Paper 2 (students take one paper only): All papers will assess analysis of data and models including spread sheets and tabular data. Students then take one of the following:

Paper 2A: Statistical Techniques


Paper 2B: Critical Path and Risk Analysis


Paper 2C: Graphical Techniques

Future opportunities

Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills; studying for a Level 3 Certificate Mathematical Studies will equip students with these skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Beckenham directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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