Core Maths

A fantastic qualification gained in one year. Core Maths at Runshaw College is a Level 3 qualification enabling students to develop their mathematics and gain UCAS points towards an application to university. The course sits within the A Level programme and is equivalent to an AS Level qualification.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      1 year
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  • Overview

    This course is particularly suitable for those students who may not be considering A Level Mathematics, but are looking to study the following A Level subjects:

    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Business Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Geography

    The course has a more problem solving approach with real world maths applications that are required in the course content of the subjects listed above.

    Some examples of what you will cover include:

    • Analysis of data
    • Maths for personal finance
    • Statistics and probability
    • Critical analysis of given data and models (including spreadsheets and tabular data)

    Another benefit of Core Maths is that some universities have lowered entry requirements given that you achieve a good Core Maths grade.

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  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirement is a GCSE Grade 5 in maths (please note you will also need to meet the minimum A Level programme entry requirement of 5x GCSE Grade A*-B or equivalent). The course consists of 4 lessons per week for one academic year.

  • Progression Pathway

    If you enjoy mathematics, and are looking to solidify your knowledge in the subject area, aiding your other studies in the process using real life application, then choose Core Maths at Runshaw College.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.