Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) – Level 3
Mathematical Studies is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future career and life. You can take this option in addition to studying three A-levels or equivalent qualifications.
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Who is this course for?
You can take this option in addition to studying three A-levels or equivalent qualifications. It is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future career and life.
Half the size of an A-level, this one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in future.
The course is particularly useful for students taking subjects such as A-level Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Computing, Geography, Psychology, BTEC Applied Science, Health and Social Care, and IT – as well as technical and vocational qualifications.
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 5.
A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.
What will you learn?
You will learn and apply real-world maths throughout your studies. This will equip you with skills for scenarios and contexts you are likely to encounter in vocational and academic study, future employment and life.
As part of the programme, you will study data analysis, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical path and critical analysis.
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
How will you be assessed?
There are two examinations at the end of the year.
This course will provide additional UCAS points to support your university application. You will gain 24 UCAS points if you achieve a grade A, 20 for grade B, 16 for grade C, 12 for grade D and 8 for grade E.
Your mathematical skills will be enhanced and improved, providing you with an important asset to impress potential employers across many sectors.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Course Information Last Updated On: February 15, 2024 3:31 pm