What will be studied?
Mathematical Studies is a course that has been developed for students who want to extend and develop their valuable Mathematics skills, but are not necessarily planning on taking AS or A Level Mathematics. At the end of the one year course you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification with the same UCAS points as an AS Level.
This course has been designed to help and support you to understand and apply clear mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, as well as analyse and interpret data in various contexts. Mathematical Studies will also focus on equipping you with the necessary skills to confidently deal with everyday financial mathematics including mortgages, National Insurance and Income Tax, bank accounts and credit cards.
Mathematical studies will also support the mathematical element of other subjects such as Science, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology and Economics.
How will I be assessed?
There will be two examinations, each 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration at the end of the year.
The problem solving and real life skills you will develop during this course are becoming increasingly important in both higher education and the workplace. Employers from all different sectors, as well as many universities, are firmly behind the Mathematical Studies qualification. Studying this course will be invaluable by providing you with the necessary mathematical skills for further study or employment.
If you need any further information about studying Mathematical Studies, please contact Mrs Platten firstname.lastname@example.org