Shape and Space (4985)

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 Shape and Space 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: Level 2 Functional Skills, Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies.

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.

Shape and Space 4985 is a level 2 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 Shape and Space is assessed by one exam of 1 hour 15 minutes. Calculators are allowed.

This FSMQ:

  • focuses on the use and production of detailed plans and drawings, including basic construction techniques
  • enables students to solve relatively complex spatial problems and to understand geometrical ideas and associated terminology to describe two dimensional and three dimensional situations clearly.

This specification appeals to, and is most useful to, those who will work with spatial situations as a large part of their studies, work or interests.  It therefore has most appeal for those working in areas of Technology and Construction or Art and Design.

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 Higher Level FSMQs
Specification title Shape and Space
Specification code 4985
QAN codes 601/3605/4

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