For Secondary Schools
Level 3 - Core Maths
Core Maths is a post 16/Level 3 qualification taken alongside A Levels or other level three qualifications, complementing a range of academic and technical programmes. It is designed for students to retain, deepen and extend their knowledge and skills from GCSE, as well as studying and applying new level three material relevant to their needs.
The primary focus is on using and applying mathematics and statistics to address authentic problems from real-life scenarios, drawn from study, work and life, with an emphasis on problem solving. Core Maths is about students doing 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 has three key objectives:
- deepen competence in the selection and use of methods and techniques
- develop confidence in representing and analysing authentic situations and in applying mathematics to address related questions
- build skills in mathematical thinking, reasoning and communication
- to better equip students for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education and employment.
This year we are working in conjunction with STEM Learning and the AMSP to bring you the following training programme:
3 Day residential course in York
This is a 3 day residential course; fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Participants can apply for an ENTHUSE bursary to cover the cost of the programme.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- gain a clear understanding of the role of core maths in schools and colleges
- experience a different approach to teaching mathematics making it a different
experience to GCSE mathematics
- consider different sources of resources and how they may be used in the classroom
- develop a strategy for assessing and tracking student progress
- compare the different available qualifications
- discuss different models for implementing core maths in your school or college