Core Maths

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Level 3 Qualification in Mathematical Studies
Code 601/4945/0
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Why study AQA Mathematical Studies?

This qualification is different from GCSE Maths as students will use real-world, relevant content, offering a fresh assessment experience for learner with adult, context-based problem-solving tasks.


Analysis of data

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Critical analysis of given data and models

The normal distribution

Probabilities and estimation

Correlation and regression

Critical path and risk analysis


Cost benefit analysis

Graphical methods

Rates of change

Exponential functions

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed entirely by written exam, with no coursework element. At the end of the two-year course you will be awarded a Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context– similar to an AS Level. 
Paper 1: Comprehension 1 hour and 40 minutes 40% of the qualification 60 marks
Paper 2: Applications 1 hour and 40 minutes 60% of the qualification 80 marks

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a minimum Grade 4 at GCSE Mathematics.

Your next steps...

The skills acquired during the study of Mathematical Studies are transferrable to the world of work, personal life and further studies.

Universities across the UK have recognised the statistical and research skills explored in Mathematical Studies as prerequisites for their social sciences and research courses. For example, the suite of Quantitative Research courses at The University of Kent: Law- Social Policy- Criminology- Politics and International Relations- Sociology with Quantitative Studies