Core Maths Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths)

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The latest funding update released from the Department of Education has confirmed that schools and colleges will be able to receive £900 in funding for each student studying core maths in their first year of study. 

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

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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?

Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) is designed to make maths relevant for learners. We use real-life extracts and data, making sure that learners are confident tackling the maths they need for their next step in life.

The qualification is designed for students who achieve at least a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, but who choose not to continue with AS or A level Mathematics.

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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.

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. 

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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 at least a grade 4 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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