You can find information about all aspects of administration, as well as all the forms you need, at aqa.org.uk/examsadmin
Entries and codes
You only need to make one entry for this qualification, this will cover certification.
|AQA entry code
|AQA Entry Level Certificate Mathematics
This specification complies with Ofqual’s:
- Criteria for Entry Level Certificate qualifications
- General conditions of recognition that apply to all regulated qualifications
- all other relevant regulatory documents.
The Ofqual qualification accreditation number (QAN) is 601/5874/8
Availability of assignments and certification
For security purposes, externally set assignments will be available on e-AQA.
The assignments are not timetabled, but are done at a time chosen to suit your students.
The assignments should be kept under secure conditions when not in use.
The assignments are reviewed/replaced on a rolling programme.
Certification for this specification is available in January and June.
Work is combined to create a single portfolio and you should submit this one mark for certification.
Awarding grades and reporting results
The qualification will be graded and awarded on a three-point scale: Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 where Entry 3 is the best grade.
Students who fail to reach the minimum standard for Entry 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.
Re-sits and shelf life
Students can re-sit the qualification as many times as they wish, within the shelf life of the qualification.
Previous learning and prerequisites
There are no previous learning requirements. Any requirements for entry to a course based on this specification are at the discretion of schools and colleges.
Access to assessment: diversity and inclusion
General qualifications are designed to prepare students for a wide range of occupations and further study. Therefore our qualifications must assess a wide range of competences.
The subject criteria have been assessed to see if any of the skills or knowledge required present any possible difficulty to any students, whatever their ethnic background, religion, sex, age, disability or sexuality. If any difficulties were encountered, the criteria were reviewed again to make sure that tests of specific competences were only included if they were important to the subject.
As members of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) we participate in the production of the JCQ document Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments: General and Vocational qualifications. We follow these guidelines when assessing the needs of individual students who may require an access arrangement or reasonable adjustment. This document is published on the JCQ website at jcq.org.uk
Students with disabilities and special needs
We can make arrangements for students with disabilities or special needs to help them access the assessments, as long as the competences being tested are not changed. Access arrangements must be agreed before the assessment. For example, a Braille paper would be a reasonable adjustment for a Braille reader but not for a student who does not read Braille.
We are required by the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to remove or lessen any disadvantage that affects a disabled student.
If you have students who need access arrangements or reasonable adjustments, you can apply using the access arrangements online service at aqa.org.uk/eaqa
We can give special consideration to students who have been disadvantaged at the time of the assessment through no fault of their own – for example a temporary illness, injury or serious problem such as the death of a relative. We can only do this after the assessment.
Your exams officer should apply online for special consideration at aqa.org.uk/eaqa
Working with AQA for the first time
If your school or college has not previously offered any AQA specification, you need to register as an AQA centre to offer our specifications to your students. Find out how at aqa.org.uk/becomeacentre
A private candidate is someone who enters for exams through an AQA-approved school or college but is not enrolled as a student there.
This specification is not available to private candidates.