Core Maths

The Core Maths initiative is aimed at increasing the number of post-16 students studying mathematics. It involves students working on meaningful mathematical problems to increase their confidence in using mathematics to be better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education and employment.

Core Maths can be taken by students who have achieved a Grade 4 (formerly a Grade C) or above at GCSE mathematics and who wish to develop  practical skills they can apply to work, study or everyday life.


For information on individual organisations Core Maths specifications, please click on the relevant links below.


City & Guilds

OCR Quantitative Problem Solving

OCR Quantitative Reasoning

Eduqas Mathematics for Work and Life

Eduqas Statistical Problem Solving



CPD Opportunities

There are a number of CPD opportunities for Core Maths teachers. Please follow the links below for full details.

MEI: Starting to teach Core Maths

An introduction to core maths (13 to 15 June 2018)