Core Mathematics | Rainhill6th

Core Mathematics

Core Maths at Rainhill Sixth Form is a relatively new Level 3 qualification enabling students to develop their mathematics skills and gain UCAS points towards an application to university. The course sits within the A-level programme but is equivalent to an AS level qualification.

Subject Type: A Level
Details of Exam Board: AQA
Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs, grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.

Last three years destinations:
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Law at Liverpool Hope University
  • BA (Hons) Business with International Management at Liverpool John Moores
  • BA (Hons) Business Economics at Liverpool University
  • Bsc (Hons) Biology at Edge Hill University

Course Aims

The course not only supports your work in other subjects involving maths content at A Level, but is also designed to deepen and extend your mathematics and be better prepared for higher education and employment.

Core Maths builds upon and strengthens the existing skills developed during their GCSE maths course. There is a sharper focus on problem-solving and using and applying mathematics to solve problems relevant to students’ everyday lives. This includes financial applications of mathematics as well as further statistical ideas that can support work in other subjects such as Psychology, Business Studies, Geography, Sociology, Economics and Biology.


Assessment is based on two written papers which carry an equal weighting. Each paper will have a duration of 1 hour 30 minutes.


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