NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Past Papers

The NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 exam is split into two parts. Section 1 is a shorter paper that does not allow the use of a calculator. It carries fewer marks, but poses simpler questions. Section 2 is a longer paper that requires a calculator, and primarily tests problem solving skills. Both papers are split into activities, and each activity is of the form of a question with multiple parts.

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

Calculator? Marks Time
Section A Section A Non-Calculator 15 Marks 30 Minutes
Section B Section B Calculator 45 Marks 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Total - 60 Marks 2 Hours

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

The NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1 exam measures the success of learners against these key skills:

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

One quarter of the marks for this qualification comes from underpinning skills, while three quarters of the marks come from problem solving skills.

NCFE Functional Skills Maths Level 1: Key Details

Qualification Title NCFE Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/5055/6
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 66 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.