What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Level 3 Certificate in Maths (with Statistics) course will develop your mathematical skills beyond GCSE. Maths is vital in the modern world and is increasingly important in a wide range of careers. It would sit very well alongside a programme of three A Levels in courses including psychology, geography, business studies, or other humanities and social science subjects. It will be assessed at Level 3 and the content is equivalent to an AS Level, but with a greater emphasis on applications rather than abstract mathematical techniques. Note this is a one-year course only with no equivalent of a Year 2.
What topics will I study?
What experiences will I get?
You will be taught with a range of class-based resources and activities supported by online material.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need to have achieved eight GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English Language at grade 4.
What can I study alongside this course?
This course can be combined with others to make a full time programme of study. Contact us to discuss your options.
What facilities are there?
You will have access to new fully equipped classrooms and PCs as well as access to a learning resource centre. There is a cafe based in the new Maths and Science Centre on Queen Street. We also run a weekly maths workshop to support you, should you need it.
What can the course lead on to?
You can go on to further study, training or employment with stronger mathematical skills. This is an advantage in an increasingly competitive world where the transferable skills of numeracy, mathematical modeling and problem solving skills will be highly desirable. The course will also help to equip you with the statistics and data analysis aspects of any Higher Education course.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need a scientific calculator with statistical functions (approx £10). A text book will also be recommended. There is a £10 resource fee to help cover the cost of materials you will be provided with.
This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.