New subject on offer at CCW Sixth Form

Level 3 Mathematical Studies – A flexible qualification which enables students to apply everyday maths skills.

About Level 3 Mathematical Studies

Level 3 Mathematical Studies is our accredited Core Maths qualification. Brought in by the Government after the Smith report, designed for students with a grade 4 or above in GCSE maths who want to take the subject further, but are not moving forward with another maths course. The use of real-life scenarios will appeal to students who prefer a less academic approach and appreciate the value of everyday maths and problem-solving skills. It will also support you through further/higher education and the skills learned will be useful in your future employment.

How is the assessment structured?

Paper 1 (compulsory content)

  • analysis of data
  • maths for personal finance
  • estimation.

AND

Paper 2 (optional content)

Either paper 2A:

  • critical analysis of data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • statistical techniques.

Or paper 2B:

  • critical analysis of data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • critical path and risk analysis.

Or paper 2C:

  • critical analysis of data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • graphical techniques.

For all exam papers
90 minutes, 60 marks
scientific/graphics calculator allowed

A flexible, relevant qualification

Level 3 Mathematical Studies is the most flexible Core Maths qualification available.

Our assessment is designed to fairly test and apply mathematics and problem solving skills relevant to students’ further studies and career.

It’s all about using and applying Maths. With 80% of the maths content taken from the new GCSE, the emphasis is on helping students to use the maths they already know to explore, understand and solve problems.

Level 3 Mathematical Studies has been designed to support students’ other studies and is suitable for those studying an Extended Project Qualification.

 

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