Core Maths

Core Maths

Level 3 Certificate
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: OCR (MEI) Quantitative Reasoning


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. You will need a grade C/4 or above in mathematics at GCSE to study the subject.

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 maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning prospects.

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Language

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