Core Maths Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths)

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Content specifically chosen for its relevance to a wide range of future studies and employments to motivate your students. 

Scenario-based tasks in the assessments build your learners’ confidence in applying maths to real-life situations.

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Free scheme of work, events and resources to support your planning, delivery and assessment of students’ progress. 

Specification

Specification

Specification - Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context
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Qualification type:
Core maths qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2014
First assessment:
2016

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Why choose this specification?

In 2013, the Department for Education announced plans for new mathematics qualifications for 16- to 18-year-olds. Our Edexcel Mathematics in Context qualification is designed for students who achieve an A* to C in GCSE Mathematics, but who choose not to continue with AS or A level Mathematics. It supports student progression by:

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Performance measures and UCAS points

Mathematics in Context is approved to be included in the 16-19 schools and colleges performance tables from 2017 as part of the Level 3 Maths measure, and for the mathematics component of the Technical Baccalaureate.

Grade UCAS points
A 60
B 50
C 40
D 30
E 20

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Studying this specification

Our Mathematics in Context course is designed for you if you're aged 16+ and have achieved an A* to C in GCSE Mathematics, but you've chosen not to continue your maths studies at AS or A level. This engaging and relevant qualification will improve your mathematical knowledge and show you how to apply it in real-world contexts.

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