Maths (Core)

Core maths will extend your knowledge of mathematics beyond GCSE and is an excellent accompaniment to subjects with a mathematical element. Core maths will help you understand and solve real-life maths problems, analyse and interpret mathematical information and deal with everyday finance. Where AS/A Level is required for a particular university course, Core maths is not a suitable alternative. However, it does support and enhance the mathematical skills you will be learning in your other subjects. Core Maths also provides UCAS points equivalent to an AS qualifications.

Grade 4 GCSE in Maths.
Written exams.
Core Maths is valuable preparation for many different courses and jobs, particularly those that require some numeracy skills. Universities say that they prefer students to have continued to study Maths after GCSE before starting their degrees: "Russell Group universities value mathematics skills for many different degree courses and many have GCSE or equivalent requirements. Mathematical and statistical problem solving, data analysis and interpretation skills can be useful for a wide variety of undergraduate degrees, and a Core Maths qualification may help you to improve and maintain these skills, especially if you are not taking A Level Maths", Joint statement from Russell Group Universities.