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Core Maths- Level 3 at Notre Dame High School

Course description

What will I learn?

Content is drawn from GCSE with more emphasis on practical applications which can be tailored to other A level subjects particularly; Science, Business, Psychology, Social Sciences and Geography. The course deals mostly with numerical and statistical elements of maths.

The course aims to improve quantitative skills, identified by universities and employers to be lacking in students who have not studied Mathematics past Y11. These skills involve the ability to handle data and use numerical evidence systematically.

 

Course content

What will I learn?

Content is drawn from GCSE with more emphasis on practical applications which can be tailored to other A level subjects particularly; Science, Business, Psychology, Social Sciences and Geography. The course deals mostly with numerical and statistical elements of maths.

The course aims to improve quantitative skills, identified by universities and employers to be lacking in students who have not studied Mathematics past Y11. These skills involve the ability to handle data and use numerical evidence systematically.

 

Entry requirements

What do I need?

GCSE Mathematics grade 4-9 and not studying A level Mathematics

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There are 2 exams of 1 hour 40 mins, both at the end of Year 13. The first paper assesses mathematical comprehension and the second paper the application of this learning to real life situations.

Future opportunities

An excerpt from the Smith Review. A report which promoted this subject as an option in 6th Form:
Services requiring the highest levels of quantitative skills, such as finance, real estate, insurance and business services, are growing fastest. The majority of private sector organisations believe
the use of data analytics will be the most important factor in increasing growth in UK businesses
Almost 30 per cent of skill shortage vacancies in 2015 were linked to a lack of
complex
numerical/statistical skills.

Further information

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is additional to your 3 A levels and is equivalent to an AS. Maths qualifications are highly valued by both those in Higher Education and employers.

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: 28 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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