Are you looking to take a science or social science A level but only have a GCSE grade C in maths? Or perhaps you enjoyed passing your Maths GCSE and would like to continue your math studies at college? Core maths is a new and exciting qualification that will complement your other subjects and equip you with valuable problem solving skills.
This course is the middle ground between GCSE and A-level maths and is highly practical, with a large focus on statistics and mathematical problem solving. You will cover topics such as percentages, estimation, working with formulae, mathematical modelling, working with spread-sheets, maps and scale drawings, 2 & 3 dimensional shapes, working with and presenting data, statistical tests and statistical distributions.
What We Add
As Einstein said “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow, just never stop questioning”. This philosophy underpins the methodology of the Maths department. Instead of being simply ‘told’ the syllabus, students are actively encouraged to think of their own questions and to use their imagination when approaching mathematics problems through the use of a wide assembly of IT resources, investigations, open-ended tasks and exam style questions.Weekly maths workshops; study and practise the techniques with students from different classes with a teacher there to help. Regular homework will help you gain confidence and develop the ideas you have been exposed to in lessons.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for A-level courses. You will also need at least a grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE maths.
After Sixth Form
Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science, technology and many others. Employers are constantly on the lookout for people who are competent in mathematics and are good problem solvers. This course will give you a solid grounding in these skills and will give you that extra edge in the competitive job market.