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
Maths for personal finance
Critical analysis of given data and models
The normal distribution
Probabilities and estimation
Correlation and regression
Critical path and risk analysis
Cost benefit analysis
Rates of change
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
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
The entry requirement is a minimum Grade 4 at GCSE Mathematics.
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