NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Past Papers

A grade 2-3 (E-D) in GCSE is equivalent to Functional Skills Maths Level 1. This qualification will help you satisfy the requirements of any university or skilled oriented job. In addition, Functional Skills Maths Level 1 is an excellent stepping stone to higher-level courses. Here you will find Functional Skills Maths Level 1 past papers that have been assessed by Pearson Edexcel Exam Board, which is the most well-known, highly acceptable, and widely recognised exam board among others.

You will be assessed on the following skills and knowledge:
Furthermore, 25% of the marks are dedicated to foundation skills, while 75% are available for displaying problem-solving abilities.
The structure of Functional Skills Maths Level 1 varies slightly depending on the exam board. All exam boards divide the exam into two parts: a non-calculator section and a calculator section. In general, the shorter exam receives about a quarter of the marks, while the longer paper receives three-quarters of the marks, and the entire assessment duration is roughly two hours.
On their online test system, Open Awards presents their two papers as two halves of one paper. The sample papers on this website use the same online test system as the Open Awards exams, which is a great way to familiarise yourself with the actual online exam scenario.

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NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Past Papers: At a Glance

Paper 1
15 Marks
30 Minutes
Paper 2
45 Marks
1 Hour 30 Minutes
60 Marks
2 Hours

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

Edexcel (Pearson) functional skills maths level 2 papers use the same specification as most functional skills exam boards, all the content covered is contained within the following three topics:

  1. 1. Using numbers and the number system
  2. 2. Measures, shape and space
  3. 3. Handling information and data

It is imperative that you include all your workings and calculations, this enables you to gain method marks when you have used the correct method but have reached the wrong answer. Typically, the pass mark for Edexcel (Pearson) functional skills maths level 2 past papers is between 50% and 60%, which is between 32 and 38 marks.

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