Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Core Maths

Level 3 Mathematical Studies - Core Maths (1350) is a relatively new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE.

It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications. It is aimed at those students that wish to continue to study some mathematics whilst perhaps not being able to manage the A Level Mathematics qualification. Currently Core Maths is being delivered as part of the TechBac qualification. We have selected the 2C Graphical Techniques optional unit alongside the compulsory unit as this gives a broad range of skills that work well with the other Technology and Engineering units within the TechBac qualification.

The content is listed below in two areas:
1. Analysis of data, maths for personal finance, estimation, percentages.
2. Graphical methods, rates of change, exponential functions.

There will be two examination papers, at the end of the course to assess all content:
Paper 1 - Compulsory unit  (1.5 hour written paper)
Paper 2 - Selected Graphical Techniques (2C)  (1.5 hour written paper)


The Core maths course topics will be delivered mainly in line with order given on the Integral website. The content delivery timings will not be prescribed strictly as there needs to be room to change things round or slow down to fill gaps in prior knowledge before moving onto particular topics sequentially.

Click on the items below to view the topics to be delivered:

Year 12


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment
Autum Term      
Spring Term      
Summer Term