Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Past Papers

The Edexcel (Pearson) Functional Skills Maths Level 1 exam comes in two parts: Section A and Section B. Section A is much shorter, contains questions that are considered to be simpler, and does not need a calculator. Section B is much longer, contains much more difficult questions, and requires the use of a calculator. Both exams require equipment including a pen, a pencil, a rubber, a ruler, a protractor, a pair of compasses and tracing paper.

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

Calculator? Marks Time
Paper 1 Paper 1 Non-Calculator 14 Marks 25 minutes
Paper 2 Paper 2 Calculator 42 Marks 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Total - 56 Marks 1 hour 55 minutes

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

The Edexcel (Pearson) Functional Skills Maths Level 1 exam assesses learners on three content areas:

  1. Using Numbers and the Number System
  2. Using Common Measures, Shapes and Space
  3. Handling Information and Data

25% of the marks come from underpinning skills, while 75% of the marks come from problem solving. It is important to show your working, particularly for problem solving questions, as several marks may be contingent on evidence of the correct method being applied.

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 1: Key Details

Qualification Title Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4267/5
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 61 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.