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Core Maths

Welcome to Core Maths

Pre-course preparation

What is Core Maths?

AQA Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Studying Core Maths helps to develop your mathematical skills and thinking and supports your A Level subjects. It is particularly valuable for students who are studying A Levels in Economics, Psychology, Sciences and Geography.

In Core Maths, you will develop your confidence in applying maths to solve real world questions and therefore enhance your problem solving skills. For example, when you study personal finance, you will look at questions such as “Have the correct deductions for income tax and National Insurance been taken from your pay?” You will find the repayment period for different loans and the interest charged, which might help you to make informed financial decisions in the future. We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things by the media. Politicians’ statements, scientific data, adverts for products all try to influence us. You will develop skills allowing you to question the validity of these.