Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1, 2, 3 Past Papers

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Entry Level papers are divided into two parts, Section A, a smaller non-calculator section, and Section B, a larger, more challenging calculator section. Students sitting the Edexcel Maths Entry Level papers require a pen, pencil, ruler, and a rubber, as well as a calculator for Section B. Additionally, for those preparing for entry level maths, understanding the specific exam format and content is crucial to achieving success. The pass mark for Edexcel Entry Level 1, 2, and 3 exams is 75%.

The allocation of time and marks for each level is as follows:

  • Entry Level 1:
    • Section A – 20 minutes, 5 marks
    • Section B – 60 minutes, 15 marks
    • Total – 80 minutes, 20 marks
    • Pass mark – 15
  • Entry Level 2:
    • Section A – 25 minutes, 7 marks
    • Section B – 65 minutes, 21 marks
    • Total – 90 minutes, 28 marks
    • Pass mark – 21
  • Entry Level 3:
    • Section A – 25 minutes, 9 marks
    • Section B – 75 minutes, 27 marks
    • Total – 100 minutes, 36 marks
    • Pass mark – 27


The specification is almost identical to all other Functional Skills Maths Entry Level exam boards, with a focus on three main disciplines:

  • Using numbers and the number system
  • Measures, shape and space
  • Handling information and data

You must include as much of your method as you can, to gain as many marks as possible.

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Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 1, 2, 3: Key Details

Qualification Title Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Entry Level 1/2/3
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4269/9 (Level 1), 603/4265/1 (Level 2), 603/4266/3 (Level 3)
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 58 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 55 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 required.