Mathematical studies is a one year AQA certificate that can be taken as an additional support course focusing on students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their confidence is using mathematics.
Mathematical studies will enable students to develop their quantitative and problem-solving skills. This is valuable preparation for the quantitative skills they will need for some A Level and degree courses, particularly subjects such as psychology, business related courses, sport, social sciences, and natural science courses that do not require A Level maths as well as employment or training.
Students choose from two different course options; statistical techniques or Graphical techniques. Both courses have compulsory content covering analysis of data, maths for personal finance, estimation and critical analysis of given data and models. The Statistical techniques course also covers the normal distribution, probabilities and estimation and correlation and regression whilst the Graphical techniques course covers graphical method, rates of change and exponential functions.