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FUNCTIONAL SKILLS (MATHEMATICS)

LEVEL: 1 & 2
EXAMINING BOARD: PEARSON EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: PART-TIME

Functional Skills Maths is designed to help you improve your mathematical skills to support you in your career and daily life.

We offer a flexible approach where learning is centred around you as the learner and your previous skills and knowledge. Tuition is available via remote online sessions, drop-in classes and/or 1-to-1 tuition at College, or in your workplace.  We design our individual packages to best meet your needs and circumstances as a learner.

From the outset of the course we will complete an assessment of your current skills, which will inform an individual learning plan that you and your Tutor will work through to prepare for your final exam. Your exam will be sat ‘when ready’, meaning when you feel capable we will agree a suitable exam date with you. Exams can be completed either on paper or on-screen and conducted throughout the year.

Learners must be 19 years+.

If you do not already hold a relevant GCSE Grade E/2 in Maths this qualification can be fully funded.

You will study the following topics:

Working with numbers

  • Working with Numbers
  • Calculations
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Ratio
  • Formulae

Shape, Space and Measure

  • Interest
  • Area, Perimeter & Volume
  • Units of Measure
  • 2D & 3D Shapes
  • Scale
  • Angles

Handling Data

  • Mean & Range
  • Grouped Data
  • Representing Data
  • Probability

The exam is built into 2 sections.

Section A is a non-calculator paper and you will have 25 minutes to complete. For Section B calculators are permitted and you have 1.5 hours to complete.

Dictionaries are allowed throughout the exam.