This website is for anyone who wants help with improving their maths. It covers material in 6 levels.The levels, in order of difficulty, are
- Entry Level 1
- Entry Level 2
- Entry Level 3
- Level 1
- Level 2
Level 1 is similar to the standard 14 year olds are expected to reach at school. Level 2 is considered to be equivalent to a GCSE grade C or above.
Many professions are requiring staff to improve their maths and with unemployment increasing employers are able to specify higher qualifications in job adverts.
There are currently 3 main qualifications you may want to attempt. Functional Maths is now the main qualification for 16 year olds studying at College. They often study this alongside a vocational course, like hairdressing or plumbing. It is assessed from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Adult Numeracy is no longer available as the Government decided that after August 2012 it will be replaced with Functional Skills.
To study GCSE your college may insist that you have passed Level 1 or already have a Grade D in GCSE from school.
You can use this website to find out how good you are at maths. When you go to college you will probably be asked to do an initial assessment to find out what level you should begin your studies at. If you urgently need a maths qualification to get into university or to apply for a job, then do some work on this website first to prepare yourself. If you do well in your initial assessment this may save you a year of study!
This site is maintained by Graham who is a lecturer at Sheffield College. You can contact me by emailing grahamATmathswithgraham.org.uk (replace the AT!). If you have interactive resources you would like me to add to this site please email me.