Course Level: Level 3 Mathematical Studies

Exam Board: AQA

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Entry requirements: GCSE Maths Level 5 or 6. Course most appropriate for learners studying Business, Economics, Psychology and Biology.

Course Description

The Pearson AQA Level 3 in Mathematical Studies consists of two externally-examined papers.

The course content is split into seven teaching modules:

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Estimation
  • Critical analysis of given data and models
  • Critical path and risk analysis
  • Expectation
  • Cost benefit analysis
Course Profile

Career Pathways

This qualification equips learners to apply for university, employment or higher apprenticeships or professional training in a wide range of sectors, and offers a fresh experience with context-based problem solving tasks. It will give you the mathematical skills that will take you anywhere you want to go.


Job Opportunities

This qualifiacation helps to develop learners’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications and careers related to those fields.


Further Reading

Year 12/13 books

Textbook(s): https://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/mathematics/level-3/mathematical-studies/teach/textbooks 

 

Helpful websites:

Maths revision: http://www.mathsrevision.net 
Maths Genie: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/ 
Science and Maths pathways: https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/science-mathematics-pathway.html