How to Prepare for Functional Skills Maths Exams


How to Prepare for Functional Skills Maths Exams

Four main points on how to prepare for Functional Skills Maths exams:

1.Preparation is key when it comes to succeeding in Functional Skills Maths. Go though the specification. At, we have a number of resources available to help you prepare.

2.Understanding the basics of maths is crucial. This includes core skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Going through all parts of the specification before you start doing any practice papers is very important. You can find the syllabus by searching for ‘Functional Skills Maths/English/Digital specification’ and you can find on the website.

Functional Skills Maths specification: Functional Skills Subject Content Mathematics (

Functional Skills English specification: Subject content functional skills: English (

Digital Functional Skills specification: Digital Functional Skills qualifications: subject content (

On you will find resources for each subject specification.

It may feel tempting to learn through exam questions and practice papers but filling the gaps first, will pay dividends in the results you get.

3.Regular practice is essential. This will not only reinforce your understanding of mathematical concepts but will also improve your speed and accuracy.

4.Seek assistance if needed. If you find any topic particularly challenging, don’t hesitate to seek help. This could be from a tutor, teacher, or even online resources. We have numerous resources on and we are constantly working on creating more.


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