North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Core Mathematics


Awarding Body

ORC

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-type/core-maths

A level

 AS course with 100% examination

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including a GCSE Grade 5 in Mathematics.


Why should I follow this course?

Core Mathematics is an AS course designed to prepare students for the mathematical demands of work, study and life. It will help students to develop real-life maths skills that can be applied on a day to day basis. If you enjoy mathematics and wish to continue studying it to support your other subjects and future course or career choices, but don’t want to take Mathematics A level, then this is the course for you.

What will you learn?

The emphasis in the Core Mathematics course is on developing problem solving skills. It includes elements of financial maths but will also help with other A level subjects such as; geography, business studies, psychology, economics and the sciences. Data source booklets are released before the exam and students will be tested on their ability to analyse and interpret the data. The topic areas covered are: application of statistics, probability, linear programming and sequences and growth

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Core mathematics lessons may feel different to mathematics lessons you may have experienced at GCSE, as they will be centred on solving problems rather than learning new content. You will be presented with a variety of problem solving tasks, and you will need to draw on your mathematical skills and knowledge to solve them, with guidance from the teacher. Group work and using technology to help solve problems will be important aspects of lessons.

What can I do with my qualification?

An AS qualification in Core Mathematics will be invaluable in helping you to access a wide variety of courses and careers. You will also have gained problem solving skills that will support your other subjects.  

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including a GCSE Grade 5 in Mathematics.

Examination Board:

OCR