Functional Skills Mathematics

Functional Skills Mathematics: at Level 1 and Level 2

Functional Skills Mathematics qualifications are designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. They have been created in response to employers’ perceptions that many learners are not achieving a sufficiently firm grounding in the basics.

The aims of these qualifications are to develop learner understanding and skills in:

  1. Representing – selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation.

  2. Analysing – processing and using mathematics.

  3. Interpreting – interpreting and communication the results of the analysis.

How will I be assessed?

Each level (Level 1 or Level 2) is externally assessed either on screen or paper based.

What extra costs are involved?

Students will be required to bring their own scientific calculator to each lesson. They cannot use a mobile phone for this purpose in Mathematics as mobile phones are not allowed in examinations and they need to be familiar with using their own calculator.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students will be entered at the appropriate level for their ability.

Future opportunities

A pass of Level 1 and Level 2 will give a great ground to pass GSCE exam.

Who should I contact for additional information?

Course contact: Mr Strzelec

Examination Board: Pearson