Functional Skills Mathematics
Level 1

Awarding Body: AQA

Course Description

If you have a grade 1 or U in GCSE Maths, you will be required to continue with your studies in mathematics. The Functional Skills course is a ‘stepping stone’ qualification and will support your success at GCSE level. You must pass this course to progress on to the GCSE programme.

Grade 1 or below in GCSE Maths.

You will develop problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. You will gain mathematical and practical skills which you can use in further education, work and everyday life. In addition, you will gain a valuable qualification that will support your progression to GCSE studies, as there is a particular focus on the functional elements in the new GCSE in Mathematics.

No previous knowledge required. You will be taught skills for dealing with numerical problems in real-life situations.

100% exam based.

Get ready for the world of work with our E6 Programme, which integrates opportunity into academic study. The skills you will learn on this course will help you when dealing with numerical problems in work and everyday life.

Whatever future career or education pathway you choose, you will find the problem-solving skills developed on this course to be really useful.

There will be an opportunity to sit this exam (if you are ready for it) in November, and if you pass we will then move on to teaching you GCSE topics.