Mathematical Studies (known as Core Maths) is delivered in two lessons a week over two years. It is assessed by two exams at the end of the two-years – partly based on pre-released material with formulae sheet provided.
Compulsory content includes: analysing data, maths for personal finance, estimation and critical analysis of data.
Optional content (one of the options chosen by the tutors) includes:
• Statistical Techniques: The normal distribution; probabilities and estimation; correlation and regression
• Critical Path and Risk Analysis: Critical path and risk analysis; expectation and cost benefit analysis;
• Graphical Techniques: Graphical methods; rate of change and exponential functions
Entry Requirements: a minimum of five GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher) including English and Maths.
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