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what is core maths?

I am taking psych a level when I start year 12, and was wondering what core maths is as my school says we will have to take it if we don't get a 6 or above in maths.

My friend said it is only for the first year, it is one lesson a week and you don't sit exams for it, but I am still unsure. Could someone explain please?
Original post by meoow
I am taking psych a level when I start year 12, and was wondering what core maths is as my school says we will have to take it if we don't get a 6 or above in maths.
My friend said it is only for the first year, it is one lesson a week and you don't sit exams for it, but I am still unsure. Could someone explain please?

https://amsp.org.uk/universities/post-16-specifications/core-maths/#:~:text=Core%20Maths%20is%20an%20umbrella,qualification%20and%20are%20graded%20A%2DE.https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/core-maths-qualifications-technical-guidance
https://qips.ucas.com/qip/core-maths-qualifications-count-towards-dfe-16-19-performance-tables-category
‘All Core Maths qualifications are linear, with assessment that counts towards grading taking place at the end of the course of study.
All qualifications include a significant element of synoptic assessment which require candidates to identify and use, in an integrated way, a selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the course content.
A minimum of 80 per cent of the overall grade is based on external examination assessment.’
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Original post by meoow
I am taking psych a level when I start year 12, and was wondering what core maths is as my school says we will have to take it if we don't get a 6 or above in maths.
My friend said it is only for the first year, it is one lesson a week and you don't sit exams for it, but I am still unsure. Could someone explain please?

i currently do core maths and i have my first exam for it exactly a week from now(theres only 2 papers) but its sort of an extension of gcse maths with a big focus on maths that relates to real life mainly statistical data.I also do psychology and core maths really does help me with any maths topics in psychology as they all get covered in core math
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Original post by User172839300
i currently do core maths and i have my first exam for it exactly a week from now(theres only 2 papers) but its sort of an extension of gcse maths with a big focus on maths that relates to real life mainly statistical data.I also do psychology and core maths really does help me with any maths topics in psychology as they all get covered in core math

did you take OCR core maths? The statistical problem solving one?

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