Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Level 3 (AQA) at Allerton High School
Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. What students study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis, whether in work, study or life.
The course includes a financial mathematics element and can help with other A level subjects, in particular with science, geography, business studies, economics and psychology.
Mathematical skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education - studying Core Maths will help students to keep up these essential skills.
What is covered in Core Maths?
The emphasis of the course is in engaging with real-life mathematical applications so a lot of the course is about working through real-life scenarios.
The technical skills covered include: analysing data using statistical methods, personal finance (mortgages, savings, tax, loans, etc.), estimation, probability, correlation and regression.
- Sampling and bias
- Processing and presenting
- Comparing data sets
- Normal distribution
- Correlation and regression
- “Fermi” estimations
- Functional applications of maths
- Proportions and percentages
- Theoretical probability models
- Experimental probability and predictions
You should have 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Maths with a grade 6 in Maths.
There are two 90-minute exam papers at the end of the two-year course. Both papers will reference some pre-release materials which will be available around two months before the exam.
Through the course you will be assessed with exam-paper-like tests, as well as more open assignments which require you to research and present reports.
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How to apply
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