All Year 12 and 13 students who do not take A Level Maths and/or Further Maths at CAST will be enrolled in Core Maths.
This Level 3 Certificate Mathematical Studies qualification will consolidate students' mathematical understanding as well as building their confidence and competence in applying mathematical techniques to solve a range of problems. In addition, it introduces them to new techniques and concepts which will prepare them for further study and future employment within a broad range of academic, professional, and technical fields.
Core Maths aims to prepare students for the mathematical demands of higher education and work where there is a distinct mathematical or statistical element, but where the mathematical demands do not stretch to a requirement for A-level Mathematics.
The course consists of material that is assessed in two 90 minute examination papers at the end of Year 13.