Our Level 3 Core Maths qualifications are designed to give students essential problem-solving and quantitative skills. Equal in size and UCAS tariff points to an AS Level, they are aimed at students who aren’t studying AS or A Level Maths but need mathematical skills to support their other Level 3 subjects and for future study and employment. Students should have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or better.
We’ve worked with Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to develop two Core Maths qualifications that can be delivered in one or two years. Both provide a solid foundation of using mathematical and statistical skills in everyday contexts. Core Maths A focuses on critical mathematical thinking and solving real-life problems, while Core Maths B has an emphasis on statistics and introduces students to working with a large data set.
Core Maths A content supports all Level 3 qualifications which have a quantitative skills requirement. This includes, but is not limited to: business and economics, PE and sport, health and social care, design and technology, engineering and all the science subjects.
Core Maths B content supports subjects that require statistical skills, such as biology and environmental science, psychology, geography and sociology.
MEI has a useful package of free resources for both qualifications. To obtain free access and support, register with the AMSP Core Maths Platform