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In Short

Edexcel’s Level 3 Core Mathematics is a comprehensive single-year course, equivalent to an AS qualification, designed to instil a deep understanding of core mathematical concepts. Emphasising critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the course equips students with a solid foundation in:

  • Applications Of Statistics
  • Probability
  • Linear Programming
  • Sequences And Growth.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is grade 5 at maths. Students who are studying A Levels would do this as a fourth subject.

Course Content

This practical approach ensures the applicability of mathematical knowledge in real-world scenarios, fostering a mathematical mindset essential for both higher education and future careers. With a well-structured curriculum, Edexcel’s Level 3 Core Maths not only enhances academic proficiency but also cultivates a passion for the practical and beautiful aspects of mathematics.

The course is a good match for students studying the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Health And Social Care
  • Nursing
  • Psychology


Possible careers or courses where this qualification is applicable:

  • STEM-related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Economics and finance
  • Computer science and programming
  • Actuarial science
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Engineering disciplines
  • Architecture and design
  • Business and management studies
  • Physical and social sciences
  • Environmental sciences and geography


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee.

However, if a student starts this course alongside 2/3 other A Levels when they are 18 and turn 19 before the start of the second year of A Levels, there is no funding available for the second year as this is a Level 3 qualification.

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