We follow the OCR-MEI Core Maths Specification “Core Maths A (MEI) Level 3 Certificate - H868”. The examinations will be taken at the end of year 12 and is equivalent in size (and UCAS points) to an AS level.
Core Maths will help you understand and apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial maths.
These practical mathematical skills will also help you with your other A-Level subjects, in particular with sciences, geography, business studies, psychology, and economics.
Core Maths is a new course designed for post-16 students who want to continue studying mathematics but not at AS or A-Level. The new Core Maths qualifications will help you retain, deepen and extend your mathematics to be better prepared for higher education and employment. The qualification merits UCAS points the same as an AS Level.
Core Maths qualifications are a relatively new qualification and universities are starting to see the benefit of students continuing with their mathematical studies Post-16, even if they are not taking the Maths A-Level.
Core Maths is a one year course. The course will be taught in Year 12 with two exams at the end of the year.
There is no coursework although there will be regular homework and assignments to ensure that you are keeping on track with the course.
You will need at least a grade 4 or above in Mathematics at GCSE.
You should have an interest in deepening and strengthening your ability to use mathematics and statistics to understand the world around you.
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