Franhen Consultancy

Functional Skills

Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics

Aims and Objective:

Functional Skills Mathematics qualifications at these levels should:

Indicate that learners can demonstrate their ability in mathematical skills and their ability to apply these, through appropriate reasoning and decision making, to solve realistic problems of increasing complexity
Introduce learners to new areas of life and work so that they are exposed to concepts and problems which, while not of immediate concern, may be of value in later life
Enable learners to develop an appreciation of the role played by mathematics in the world of work and in life generally.

Grading: Pass/Fail

Re-sits: Re-sits are available.

Assessment Methods:

The Level 1 and Level 2 external assessments have a duration of 120 minutes.

The assessment is divided into 2 sections, non-calculator and calculator:

Section A: The non-calculator section contains 25% of the total marks, is completed first, and has a duration of 30 minutes.
Section B: The calculator section contains 75% of the total marks, is completed second and has a duration of 90 minutes.

The pass mark is a combination of marks from both sections. Both sections of the assessment must be completed in one continuous sitting.