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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Year 9 Mathematics Functional Skills Exam

All year 9 students will sit a Functional Skills public exam on Monday 4th February. It is essential that your son/daughter is present in school on that day as this exam cannot be taken at another time.

Year 9 students have been developing their functional skills by following the Functional Mathematics syllabus since September 2012; this is in addition to covering the required National Curriculum for year 9.

What are Functional Skills?

They are defined in DFE National Strategies as:
‘Learning tools that enable people:
·         to apply their knowledge and understanding to everyday life
·         to engage competently and confidently with others
·         to solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations
·         to develop personally and professionally as positive citizens who can actively contribute to society’
 

Exam

All year 9 students will sit a Functional Skills public exam on Monday 4th February during periods 3 & 4 (11:05 – 12: 45pm). It is essential that your son/daughter is present in school on that day as this exam cannot be taken at another time. There are different levels within the functional skills syllabus and your son/daughter will be aware what level they are taking as they have had several practice papers including a mock exam last December.
 

Useful Maths Websites

It would be beneficial for your son/daughter to explore these and other websites to consolidate their learning.
www.mymaths.co.uk (log-in details provided to each student)
www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/Pages/pastpapers(for functional skills practice papers)
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Mr N. Monk (Curriculum Coordinator) or
Mrs C. Mwendwa (Second in Department and KS3 coordinator)
Tel: 020 8575 8222 ext 449/432