Open Awards Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Past Papers

The Open Awards Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam takes place online. Candidates only sit one paper, but it is split into two sections with the same structure as the two papers of other exam boards. Section A is shorter, and you are not allowed to use your calculator. Section B is longer, with a greater focus on problem solving. You can use a calculator in section B.

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Open Awards Functional Skills Maths Level 2 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 Open Awards Functional Skills Maths Level 2 exam assesses these three key skills:

  1. Using numbers and the number system
  2. Using common measures, shape and space
  3. Handling information and data

25% of marks are for underpinning skills, while 75% of marks are awarded for demonstration of problem solving skills.

Open Awards Functional Skills Maths Level 2: Key Details

Qualification Title Open Award Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4806/9
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 60 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.