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Core Mathematical Studies

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

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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Studying A Level Law at South Devon College helped me decide what I wanted to do as a career, and therefore what I wanted to study at university. We benefited hugely from termly trips, and we even shadowed a judge, which gave me a huge insight into what my future career could entail. My teacher, Kay Harding, is excellent, and went above and beyond in helping me revise, improve exam technique and keep me up to date on current legal affairs. She was also great at giving me advice even outside of College time.Callum Priestley

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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