Core Maths Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for teaching or studying our Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) qualification.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) qualification has been extended for a further 3 years until 31 August 2022, so you can teach our qualification from September 2019.

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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 student progress. 


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 3

Accreditation status:

UK and international

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First assessment:


Guide - Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context
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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 Pearson 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 20
B 16
C 12
D 10
E 6

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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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