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 2025, so you can teach our qualification from September 2021.
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.
A project book that follows the specification through scenario-lead problem-solving tasks to support your teaching.
*You don't have to purchase any resources to deliver our qualification.
Free scheme of work, events and resources to support your planning, delivery and assessment of student progress.
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
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:
- preparing them for the mathematics requirements of a number of higher education courses
- developing their understanding and ability to apply mathematics
- equipping them to apply for employment or higher apprenticeships in a wide range of industry sectors, professional training or university.
Mathematics in Context reflects the content of the new GCSE in Mathematics and is measured as a Level 3 qualification, accredited by Ofqual, and equivalent in size to an AS qualification. However, it is distinct from AS Mathematics as learners consolidate mathematical techniques that can be directly applied to real-life contexts.
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.
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