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Course leader: Miss F Dean

Aims of the course:

Core Maths is an ideal qualification for someone who wishes to continue to study maths beyond GCSE without studying for a full A Level. This is an ideal course to sit alongside other courses that use maths like geography, science, economics and psychology.

    What are lessons like?

    We have very skilled staff who work hard to see that you are well-supported as you earn your qualifications. Although there is no coursework, we use a range of assessments to help you stay on track. We offer a number of maths clinics a week to help with revision and catch-up.

      What are exams like?

      • There are two exams at the end of the course.
      • The first is compulsory and covers pure maths.
      • The second has a choice of three elements – choose one from statistical techniques, critical path and risk analysis or graphical techniques

      Recommended prior learning /entry requirements:

      You will need to have at least a grade 5 in GCSE Maths.

        Recommended additional reading:

        You may use a scientific or graphical calculator in the exams.

          Where can this course lead to?

          Mathematics opens doors and is a key subject for further study. Lots of university courses contain a maths component such as geography, psychology, economics and accountancy.

            Why study Core Maths at St Mary’s College Sixth Form?

            We are a supportive and knowledgeable department with a strong track
            record. We offer lots of opportunities to students to enjoy and succeed at maths at the advanced level.

              Come and join us!