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Number & Measure (Level 1 Award)

Why study the Award in Number & Measure?

Entry Requirements

In addition to our general entry requirements, you must have:

  • GCSE Maths – grade 2

The Course

The course looks at integers, decimals, fractions and percentages, money, time, measures, area and perimeter, volume and tables and charts.
Course overview:

  • Represent using mathematics: select mathematics and information to model a situation
  • Analyse situations mathematically: process and use mathematics
  • Interpret solutions to problems using mathematics: interpret and communicate the results of the
  • Coverage of mathematical content in number, geometry and statistics.

A learner should be able to:

  • Understand and use whole numbers and understand negative numbers in practical contexts.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies.
  • Understand and use equivalences between common fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places.
  • Use simple formulae expressed in words for one- or two-step operations.
  • Solve problems requiring calculation, with common measures, including money.
  • Time, length, weight, capacity and temperature.
  • Convert units of measure in the same system.
  •  Work out areas and perimeters in practical situations.
  • Extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • Collect and record discrete data and organise and represent information in different ways.
  • Find mean and range.

Course Activities

Students learn through a variety of activities including individual study, group activities, worksheets, note-taking and regular assessments in class.

Work will be text, number and graph based.

Career and Progression Opportunities

Many Award in Number & Measure students who then study GCSE Maths are able to progress to a variety of careers.

Course Structure and Assessment

The course is externally assessed through one written paper made up as follows:

Section A Section B Total Marks
Duration: 60 minutes 30 minutes  
50 30 80
Calculator rules:
Calculator allowed Non calculator  

Additional Information

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel


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