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Core Mathematics at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Core Mathematics?

This course is particularly suitable for those students who are doing the following A Level subjects; Psychology, Economics, Business Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Computer Science; and are not planning on doing A Level Maths alongside. The course content provides support with the maths content in these subjects.

The course is also suitable for students that enjoy maths but are not doing an A Level in Mathematics.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 81% of students achieving A-B grades.

What will I study?

The course has a more problem solving approach with real world maths applications that are required in the above subjects.

Some examples of what you will cover:

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Statistics and probability
  • Critical analysis of given data and models (including spreadsheets and tabular data)

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 5 equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.

For Core Maths specifically, this should include a Grade 5 in Maths.


How is the course assessed?

You will sit two exams at the end of the year.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

This course has a problem-solving approach with real-world maths applications which are required in the course content of the subjects listed above.

Where are you going?

  • Economist
  • Physicist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Mechanical Engineer

Further information

Which subjects complement this A Level?

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LACOMAT

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