Core Mathematics

Staff Contact

Mrs Alison Lines

Course Content

Core Maths is a new course designed for post-16 students who want to continue studying maths.  It will help you retain, deepen and extend your maths to be better prepared for higher education and employment. You will apply clear, mathematical reasoning to real-life problems, analyse and interpret data in various contexts and confidently deal with everyday financial maths. Core Maths is very different to GCSE maths. 

Exam Board OCR

There are 2 exam papers at the end of the 2 year course. This leads to a level 3 qualification, which carries the same UCAS points as an AS Level.

Results 2022

A*-A 25% | A*-B 57%

Entry requirements

A grade 4 at GCSE Mathematics 

Career Opportunities

This course will improve your career prospects in many ways as taking maths after GCSE is highly desirable and this course will set you apart. These practical mathematical skills will help you in particular with sciences, geography, business studies, psychology, and economics.

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

The Meteorological Office showing how maths is used in weather forecasting.

Escape room team building trip.


We are very pleased that our son has settled so well in Sixth Form and that we have you to help support him.

Parent email.


Student profile

Charlotte Blakeley

Previous School Kingshill

Studying Core Maths, Psychology, Fine Art and English Literature

Ambition to study English Literature at University