AQA Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Past Papers

AQA functional skills maths level 1 past papers include two separate sections, a non-calculator paper and a calculator paper. The non-calculator and calculator papers are both separated into two sections, A and B. Section A contains shorter questions, typically one- or two-mark questions, which assesses the foundation skills of functional skills level 1. Section B is more aimed at assessing problem solving skills, which requires you to work through multiple steps to reach an answer, these are normally three-to-seven-mark questions.

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

Calculator? Marks Time
Paper 1 Paper 1 Non-Calculator 20 Marks 30 Minutes
Paper 2 Paper 2 Calculator 60 Marks 90 Minutes
Total Total - 80 Marks 120 Minutes

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AQA Functional Skills Maths Level 1 (Old Specification)

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

Skills from all three main topics in the AQA functional skills maths level 1 specification will be assessed in the exams, these topics are:

1. Use of number and the number system
2. Use of measures, shape and space
3. Handling information and data

To gain as many marks as possible, you must show all your working out and calculations, this allows you to pick up marks on questions even if you have made some mistakes and haven’t got the final answer correct. Based on the most recent grade boundaries, the average pass mark for functional skills maths level 1 is between 40-45%, which equates to 32-34 marks out of 80.

AQA Functional Skills Maths Level 1: Key Details

Qualification Title AQA Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4257/2
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 55 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.