If you are wanting to extend your study of Mathematics beyond GCSE but are not wanting to study a full A level in Maths, this course is for you! The emphasis in this Mathematical Studies is in the application that maths has to real life and includes interpreting mathematical information such as house prices, scientific graphs and tables, financial investment and taxation. Lessons will promote the use of ICT in the form of laptops, iPads and calculators to enhance your understanding of Mathematics.
To study Mathematical Studies at Bilborough, you need a grade 4 or above in Maths GCSE and 4 in English. The course is equivalent to an AS Level and is part of a national strategy to increase numbers of students taking Maths beyond GCSE.
Q: What is Maths Studies?
Maths studies – or Core Maths as it is also known – is a L3 qualification which is the equivalent of an AS level. It can be studied alongside 3 other A levels/BTECs – and the entry requirement is grade 4 at GCSE maths. It is a great option for anyone who wants to continue with some maths but doesn’t want to do the traditional Maths A level. Maths Studies covers real life maths – loans, tax, statistical modelling…
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We aim to give you the best possible footing for university and your future career choice. Maths Studies will develop problem solving skills and look at the application of maths to real life.
Alongside the teaching, we endeavour to give you enrichment and C.V.-enhancing opportunities:
London Trip-This year, a group of maths students went on a residential trip to London which included a Code Breaking Workshop looking at the Enigma Machine and Ciphers and a Lecture on The Maths Behind Roller Coaster Design at Thorpe Park (and then time to experience the maths on the rides!!).
Maths Inspiration Show – We have run trips to the Maths Inspiration Show where students have the opportunity to, as the organisers put it, “experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live, … presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations”.