Level 1 Functional Skills Mathematics

Course Code: Q100112

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


If you have a grade 1 or U in your GCSE Mathematics, you will be required to take Level 1 Functional Skills in order to build your confidence, before progressing on to GCSE.

Units include:

  • representing
  • analysing

You will develop problem-solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. Among other things you will study number, data handling and geometry in real-life situations. You will gain mathematical and practical skills which you can use in further education, work and everyday life.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including a grade 1 or below in GCSE maths.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

A pass in Functional Skills Level 1 will enable you to progress to GCSE Mathematics the following year.

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