AQA Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Past Papers

AQA Functional Skills ICT Level 1 past papers are generally split into four activities. There are no data sheets to supplement the exam paper, as most of the information you need is presented as part of the exam paper. In each paper there will be one activity out of the four that requires use of AQA’s online portal. This portal simulates an email inbox, which you will be asked to take actions with as well as get information from. Work done for the exam on the computer is submitted in the form of a number of printouts, with each exam paper making it clear what must be submitted.

The 2 hour long AQA Level 1 Functional Skills ICT exam assesses candidates on three key skills:

  1. Using ICT
  2. Finding and Selecting Information
  3. Developing, Presenting and Communicating Information

Developing, presenting and communicating information is a more substantial part of the assessment than both using ICT and finding and selecting information. There are 80 marks in total available in this exam.

Qualification Title AQA Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology at Level 1
Qualification Number Qualification Number 500/9029/X
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 50 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 45 hours
Assessment type Assessment type Externally set, on-demand assessment.
Grading Grading The qualification is graded Pass/Fail.
Entry requirements Entry requirements No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are needed.