Using Data (4983)

We have carefully considered the future of our level 1 and 2 qualifications in the light of government changes to GCSEs, and have decided not to continue with our Using Data FSMQ.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series and there will be no final re-sit opportunity.

As an alternative, and depending on prior attainment, you may like to consider the following alternative qualifications: Entry Level Certificate, Level 1 Functional Skills.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below. 

Using Data 4983 is a level 1 Free-Standing Maths Qualification (FSMQ). These are qualifications aimed at both pre-16 and post-16 students but are accredited for all age groups.  

FSMQs may be taken alongside any qualification and taken as individual units. FSMQs may also be combined to form a Level 1/2 Certificate in Use of Mathematics, a qualification equivalent to GCSE.

FSMQ Using Data is assessed by one exam of one hour. Calculators are allowed.

This FSMQ:

  • provides students with a strong basis of numerical mathematical skills
  • focuses on the organisation of data and its presentation using statistical diagrams and Cartesian graphs.

This qualification appeals to those involved with courses in the areas of Science, Technology, Business, Leisure and Tourism, Geography, Social Sciences, and Health and Social Care.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Codes and references

Qualification type Foundation Level FSMQs
Specification title Using Data
Specification code 4983
QAN codes 601/3601/7

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