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Core Mathematics at Heckmondwike Grammar School

Course description

Core maths qualifications were introduced in 2014, designed for students with a grade 4/5 or above at GCSE but who do not study AS/A level mathematics. It plugs a critical gap for students who are progressing to higher education and into higher technical study with a quantitative element. 

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (also known as Core Maths) focuses on using mainly familiar maths in a range of contexts to help prepare students to be competent and confident in using maths in their studies, careers and lives. It provides useful maths skills for students studying courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography. Students will learn and apply real-world maths skills.

The qualification will receive UCAS points equivalent to AS level values

Course content

Compulsory Content

Analysis of data
Maths for personal finance
Critical analysis of given data and models

Optional Content (We do statistical techniques)

The normal distribution
Probabilities and estimation
Correlation and regression



Students will sit two 90 minute exams at the end of their course in May of year 12.

Further information

Exam Board: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heckmondwike Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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