This qualification is designed to support post-16 learners with the mathematical and statistical needs of their further study of other subjects, as well as for employment and everyday life. The needs of learners preparing for a variety of technical and professional roles are met through learning about mathematical modelling, costing, risk and the use of spreadsheets. Financial problem solving is a part of the qualification; this is important for all learners, irrespective of their future ambitions.
• Sound understanding of mathematical concepts, skills and techniques from GCSE and beyond
• Fluency in procedural skills, common problem solving skills and strategies
• Confidence in applying mathematical and statistical thinking and reasoning in a range of new and unfamiliar contexts to solve real-life problems
• Competency in interpreting and explaining solutions of problems in context
Component 1 - Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning
Component 2 - Statistical Problem Solving
This course will be taught in a group with two teachers. You will be expected to make an active contribution to whatever you are working on, whether it be a group-based or solo based piece of work: assignments will include both written work and research. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and share their research with the group.
This is a one year course and will be assessed at the end of the academic year.
Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning - 2 hour written paper. Statistical Problem Solving - 2 hour written paper
Ideally students must have a grade 5 or above but grade 4s who have studied the higher GCSE will be considered on an individual basis, this will be established on interview.