Mathematical Studies Certificate (Q-XTRA)

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Fact file

  • GCSEs to include a Grade 5 or above in Mathematics
  • Students should have a general interest in mathematics but may lack the confidence to progress it to A Level
  • This course explores the applications of mathematics in ‘real life’ contexts
  • This is a one year course with two written exams at the end of the year.

Course summary

Level 3 Mathematical Studies is a qualification designed for student who have achieved a Grade 5 or above at GCSE. It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography, as well as technical and vocational qualifications. The course covers a number of topic areas, including estimation, probabilities and statistics.



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