Mathematical Studies – Core Maths

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Jilly Carew
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Course introduction

Jilly Carew
A level Core Mathematics
Core Mathematics is a brand new course for those who want to keep up their valuable mathematical skills but are not planning to take AS or A level mathematics. Core Maths has been designed to maintain and develop real life maths skills.



Specific course entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 4, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

100% examination

What will I study?

We study areas of Maths that lie outside GCSE and A Level. It is Maths that can be applied on a day-to-day basis. Included within the course are financial elements such as taxation and interest rates, business related skills using statistics and probability and Gantt charts (used in project management). It helps with many A Level subjects – particularly those that involve a numerical element.

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

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Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

At the end of the one-year course, you will come out with a level 3 qualification which carries UCAS points equivalent to an AS level.The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education; studying Core Mathematics will help you keep up these essential skills. Most students who study maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.
Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Music
Daniel Nash
Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Music
Where next?
University of Liverpool – Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey