Mathematical Studies Certificate

Level 3 (Q-XTRA)

  • The Mathematical Studies Level 3 Certificate is equivalent to half an A Level

Course Summary

The Mathematical Studies Certificate (Level 3) lets you develop mathematical thinking and problem solving for application in real-life, vocational scenarios. This new form of qualification was established in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, for those who enjoy studying in a practical, work related way. After studying the Mathematical Studies Certificate at Barton Peveril you will have a broad understanding of practical Mathematics, which can be tailored to fit multiple scenarios after College.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 5 in Mathematics



  • Collecting and Representing Data
  • Numerical Calculations
  • Finances: Credit, VAT, Interest Rates, Tax, National Insurance
  • Analysis of Data and Distributions
  • Critical Analysis and Error Correcting

Why choose this course?

  • One year course, can be completed in first year of studies
  • Builds your confidence
  • Provides fundamental skills
  • Opportunity to work with like-minded students

Where might it lead?

This course is ideal for further study and work with mathematical elements, but is also widely applicable in wider life. Students often go on to work and
study in Accountancy, Economics, Business, Geography and the Sciences.


This course is 100% examination based.


Oliver Doyle

"At Barton, I feel that I am being taught by skilled and mindful teachers that know how to push each individual student in the best direction."

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