CORE MATHS

LEVEL: 3 Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning
EXAMINING BOARD: OCR (MEI)
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME

Core Maths is a course for those who want to keep up their valuable maths skills but who are not planning on taking A Level Mathematics.

It is a year-long course and can be taken in Year 1 or Year 2.

At the end of the course, you will come out with a Level 3 qualification – equivalent to an AS (carrying the same number of UCAS tariff points). The qualification is a Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning awarded by OCR (MEI). It is assessed by final examination.

Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life mathematical skills. What you study is not purely theoretical or abstract; it can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life and most courses will include a Financial Maths element.

It will also help with other A Level subjects – in particular with Science, Earth Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.

The skills developed in the study of Mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Core Maths will help you keep up these essential skills. On average, students who study Mathematics after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning prospects.

Level 3 standard entry requirements: 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics and English Language.