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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?

  • This is a one-year course and will be examined at the end of Year 12.
  • 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!