The Introduction to Quantitative Methods unit (IQM) is designed for students who have a level 2 pass or better in GCSE Mathematics and who would benefit from continuing with some mathematics but who do not need or want to do A level Mathematics. It will be particularly useful for students studying subjects such as geography, business, chemistry, biology and sociology.
Students who are successful in the examination for the unit will be able to gain a Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Methods (MEI). It can also be combined with the S1 and D1 units to make an AS in Quantitative Methods. It is for first teaching from September 2014.
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Two qualifications have been accredited by Ofqual and have DfE approval as Core Maths qualifications. Each of them includes the content of the Introduction to Quantitative Methods in a slightly amended Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning (IQR) component. The Quantitative Reasoning qualification adds Critical Maths to produce a course that will encourage learners to ask “what does that mean?” and “does that sound about right?” whenever they encounter a quantitative situation or statement. The Quantitative Problem Solving qualification adds a statistical problem solving component to IQR to produce a course which enables students to use a wider range of statistical techniques to solve the kinds of problems which they are likely to encounter in further study, work or life.
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Using video clips to stimulate mathematical thinking
Blog for the OCR website by Terry Dawson, Curriculum Developer for MEI