MathematicalStudiesQRThe Course - Equivalent to 1 AS level

Mathematical Studies is a Level 3 certificate, and is equivalent to an AS qualification. There is a use of real life scenarios which makes the mathematical skills come alive and be relevant to everyday life. You will find the personal finance module particularly relevant. You will gain an understanding of payslips, taxation, national insurance, loans, mortgages and the cost of credit, as well as comparing savings schemes.

It is designed to consolidate and build mathematical understanding, foster the ability to think mathematically and apply maths in unfamiliar situations.

The course also aims to prepare you for the mathematical demands of higher education and work where there is a distinct mathematical or statistical element, but where the mathematical demands do not stretch to a requirement for A-level mathematics. It will help with other A level subjects in which these skills can be applied, in particular geography, business studies, psychology, as well as technical and vocational qualifications.


2 exams in May, 1 hour 30 mins each
Paper 1 Analysis of data, mathematics for personal finance and estimation
Paper 2 Statistical techniques and critical analysis

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in mathematics

Careers & Higher Education

Mathematical studies is particularly valuable for any student planning a future that requires good quantitative skills, whether that be in higher education or employment. Degrees such as biology, geography and business studies all expect a high level of mathematical competency that can be supported by studying the course. Also, the qualification supports technical apprenticeships of differing levels and vocations.

Further Advice & Information


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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




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