core maths

Core Maths

(Worth the same as half an A-Level)

Exam Board AQA
Entry requirements

Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics

What will I study? Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real-life problem solving skills. You will study mathematics that can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life. The course will include a financial maths element too
Assessment 2 x 1½ hour exams at the end of Year 13
What skills will I gain?

Core Maths will also help your work for other A level subjects, in particular Science, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Computing and Economics.

Studying beyond the classroom 

Opportunity to visit local universities to participate in maths workshops. 

Future pathways

Core Maths is a new course but already several universities have come out in strong support of it. Even humanities subjects like history now recognise the importance of statistics and so a Core Maths qualification will help you hit the ground running at university.

Employers from all different sectors are also firmly behind the Core Maths qualification. Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills; Core Maths will be a useful tool in equipping you with these skills.