Core Maths

What does the course involve?

Learning and applying real-world Maths skills. You will study Analysis of Data, Maths for Personal Finance, Estimation, Critical Analysis of Given Data and Models, Graphical Methods, Rates of Change, Exponential Functions. If you are studying courses that have mathematical elements in them such as Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports and PE, and Health and Social Care, this one-year course will support you in developing your skills. You will consolidate what you learnt at GCSE as well as learning new methods and techniques. The course is half an A Level and is graded A to E, with UCAS points available for each grade.

Course Outline


There are two calculator written papers in May.  You will also receive regular testing each half term to keep track of your progress through the course.

Examination (Exam Board AQA)

Examination 100%

Two exams, 1½ hours each

Paper 1 – Comprehension

Paper 2 – Statistical Techniques

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including Maths and English, with at least two at grade 6.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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