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Course overview

This course is designed to be studied alongside 2 A Levels and combines well with Psychology, Business, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Biology, Computing and Physical Education.

Level 3 mathematical studies is built on the more advanced mathematical techniques from GCSE and leads to the study of more complex topics such as, analysis of data, maths for personal finance and estimation. Then moving onto the optional content of the normal distribution, probabilities, correlation and regression.

What else do I need to know?

You will learn through a varied programme of lectures and practical computer laboratory sessions.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English Language, in subjects relevant to your A Level or A+ Programme subject choices.

You should also have GCSE grade 6 or above in Maths at Higher Tier.

How is it assessed?

The examining body that we use is AQA. It is intended that there will be two exam papers at the end of the first year, as this is a one year programme. There is no coursework element.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

Level 3 mathematical studies is a highly regarded qualification and many doors of opportunity are open to you if you gain a qualification in this subject. Many of our students go on to university to read subjects such as statistics, geography or psychology, but there are also students who use the qualification to give them an edge in gaining employment and/or apprenticeships.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Kieron Bedford by emailing kieron.bedford@nscg.ac.uk

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