Maths Foundation

 Equivalency Testing for Career Development is the examination board and awarding body

Course:
This Foundation Level Mathematics course is designed for students who need an equivalent qualification at GCSE level. It can be studied over a duration of 16 weeks and consists of 12 assignments. Approximate self-study time is four hours per week.

Students should study all the topics on the Equivalency Testing syllabus in depth before booking an examination. Details of the syllabus are provided below.

Course materials:
An assignment booklet and revision guide is provided to each student who enrols.

Course tutor:
Students are designated a specialist tutor who will mark assignments and give constructive feedback where necessary.
Tutor contact is by email only.

 

Examination:
The Foundation Level Mathematics examination is 2 hours in duration. It comprises two separate papers, a Calculator paper and a Non-Calculator paper. Each paper is allocated a total of 1 hour. This examination carries a total of 140 marks overall.

Students need to study the full syllabus. It is important to note that completing a sample examination paper is not sufficient revision.

Examination materials:
Pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber, pens, working scientific calculator

Examination grading
Students need to achieve Grade 4 or higher to pass this examination.

Grade 4 pass (70% to 79%)
Grade 5 pass (80% to 100%)

Topics covered in this unit:

  • Unit 1 – Estimations Sig. Fig. Dec. Places, Prime Numbers and Factors
  • Unit 2 – Fractions, Stem and Leaf Diagrams and Moving Averages
  • Unit 3 – Calculations (scientific Calculator)
  • Unit 4 – Conversions and Ratios
  • Unit 5 – Percentages
  • Unit 6 – Angles, Perimeter, Areas and Volumes
  • Unit 7 – Pythagoras
  • Unit 8 – Algebra
  • Unit 9 – Number Patterns
  • Unit 10 – Graphs
  • Unit 11 – Statistics
  • Unit 12 – Probability

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for starting this course, however a reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.

When can I take the exam?

New dates and times for all exams are updated regularly, check back to see new dates and times and venues.

Coursework only

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This course will be followed by an examination.

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Examination only

Choose this option if you have already completed the course. You can choose this option if you want to sit an examination.

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FAQ's

Yes!

Please bring to the exam a passport or driving licence otherwise you may not be able to sit the exam.

We can accept students who are under 18 years old on any course.

You can sit the examination more than once, but if you fail, full feedback is sent to you, and this should be studied before sitting another examination. Every time you sit an examination you have to pay the full price.

Results will be available 14 working days (Monday-Friday) from the day after you sit your exam. They are posted to students by 1st Class Royal Mail. 

Do not call the office as results are not available by telephone.

You can sit an examination at one of our designated places or an examination paper could be sent to the school you are currently working in. This is only with the agreement of the Head or Deputy Head Teacher or equivalent.

Contact us to arrange this

An exam only has a £30 deposit, and the rest is payable on the day. The deposit is non-refundable.

All courses must be paid in full. No monthly terms or part payments.

Yes! All examinations are paper based and are of 2 hour duration. Higher Maths is 2.5 hours.

As with all examination boards we take into account for people that may need more time to complete an examination.