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News: Pupils will finish at 1:35 on Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas holidays 🎄


It’s our amazing breakfast reading morning tomorrow from 7:30am. Come and read and have a free breakfast on us 📖🍳🥓


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Another day, another show! Today Y2 are watching perform Bugsy Malone


Enjoy 😊


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Enroute to CERN with our a-level physics students. Far too excited


Just a reminder for tonight 😊


A really informative day so far- brilliant to see 👍🏻


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In with team for for Yr12


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Student drop-ins at lunch time today: and both with . If you can't attend you can still speak to us via


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HACH’s finest... a pretty good teachmeet.


You are all welcome to our sixth form opening evening tomorrow night, starting at 6pm until 8 👍🏻😁


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What an amazing turnout and presentations


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A blustery day at Mersea today - well done year 11 for getting stuck in with some ‘proper geography’ in preparation for the mocks


We hope you all had a brilliant day at the kids lit quiz 2017- keep reading 😁


Wow what an amazing day at the Kids Lit Quiz today. Fantastic effort to all involved 👌🏻📚👍🏻😁


Just a reminder we have our sixth form open evening this Thursday evening from 6pm- All welcome 😁


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and Michelle Harrison


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How about a retweet to raise awareness of our twitter account?


Happy half term everyone 👍🏻 see you all back on Monday 6th November


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Year 7 5-a-side borough champions!!! Mr Bridges

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Core Maths

Level 3 Certificate Mathematical Studies (Core Maths qualification)

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 and Grade 5 in Maths.

The Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies is a new Maths qualification for students who want to maintain and develop their valuable maths skills. At the end of the two-year course you will gain a Level 3 qualification similar to an AS which will be recognised by both universities and employers. The course will help and support the study of other subjects – in particular Science, Geography, Business Studies and Economics.


All students taking the course will be expected to purchase a scientific calculator.

Course Content

Compulsory content

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Estimation
  • Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data

Optional content

  • Statistical techniques
  • Critical path and risk analysis
  • Graphical techniques

How will you be assessed?

2 x 90 minute exams, worth 60 marks each

Paper 1 will assess all of the compulsory content and will contain questions based on the pre-release material.

Paper 2 (students take one paper only)

All papers will assess analysis of data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data.

Students then take one of the following:

Paper 2A

  • Statistical techniques

Or Paper 2B

  • Critical path and risk analysis

Or Paper 2C

  • Graphical techniques


All units are assessed by an examination of 1 hour 30 minutes. There is no coursework element. Calculators are not permitted in the Core Mathematics 1 examination.


Exam Board: AQA