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What is core maths for alevels
Harris Westminster day that if u want to do 3. A levels you need to do core maths and epq alongside
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hey! core maths is not really like normal maths to be honest. We learnt a lot about insurance and taxes and A LOT of standard deviation (which is in the math spec I think!). There are also general questions relating to right mortgage plans (or along the lines of using maths in real life). Hope this helps! anymore questions, ask!

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What is core maths for alevels
Harris Westminster day that if u want to do 3. A levels you need to do core maths and epq alongside
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hey! core maths is not really like normal maths to be honest. We learnt a lot about insurance and taxes and A LOT of standard deviation (which is in the math spec I think!). There are also general questions relating to right mortgage plans (or along the lines of using maths in real life). Hope this helps! anymore questions, ask!
Thanks for the reply
I have a few questions:
1. What do you think doing core maths and maths for a level?
2. Is core maths assessed as a written exam?
3. So would you say that core maths is based on real life probems?
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(Original post by firephoenix)
hey! core maths is not really like normal maths to be honest. We learnt a lot about insurance and taxes and A LOT of standard deviation (which is in the math spec I think!). There are also general questions relating to right mortgage plans (or along the lines of using maths in real life). Hope this helps! anymore questions, ask!
Thanks for the reply
I have a few questions:

1. What do you think doing core maths and maths for a level?

2. Is core maths assessed as a written exam?

3. So would you say that core maths is based on real life probems?
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Thanks for the reply
I have a few questions:
1. What do you think doing core maths and maths for a level?
2. Is core maths assessed as a written exam?
3. So would you say that core maths is based on real life probems?
Core Maths is worth an AS - you wouldn't study it if you are taking A level Maths I would have thought.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/math...l-studies-1350
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Thanks for the reply
I have a few questions:

1. What do you think doing core maths and maths for a level?

2. Is core maths assessed as a written exam?

3. So would you say that core maths is based on real life probems?
No problem!
1. to be honest...I didn't and I don't see a point in doing both together. However, depending on what you're thinking of applying to, you would need to check whether core maths would be more beneficial or EPQ (edit. yes those doing core maths wouldn't really have picked a level maths)


2. yes it is! it is 3 papers and I recall some being kind of a pick and mix for your teachers (basically they will pick the topics you do out of a bunch of options...well mine did)

3. yeah more real life situations and problem based (I just remember covering A LOT of insurance stuff:rolleyes:)
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No problem!
1. to be honest...I didn't and I don't see a point in doing both together. However, depending on what you're thinking of applying to, you would need to check whether core maths would be more beneficial or EPQ (edit. yes those doing core maths wouldn't really have picked a level maths)


2. yes it is! it is 3 papers and I recall some being kind of a pick and mix for your teachers (basically they will pick the topics you do out of a bunch of options...well mine did)

3. yeah more real life situations and problem based (I just remember covering A LOT of insurance stuff:rolleyes:)
Thank you so much!
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I don't think core maths is particularly difficult - a lot of it is really based on your intuition and GCSE knowledge (but some things you obviously have to learn and memorise). It wasn't very stressful like my other subjects and I never got set homework since it was seen as an 'extra' subject. I would sometimes forget to revise when I had a test and I still got like a B (I'm not saying don't revise lol, do some revision). This is just my experience though, it might be different in other schools.
But core maths don't give you as many UCAS points as EPQ.
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