3.3 Component 3: ratio
This content aims to develop the student’s understanding of equality and basic fractions.
Procedures for making and recording assessments
Class work assessed by the teacher in response to the outcomes in the table, or assessed by an externally set assignment.
Outcomes to be accredited
In successfully completing this component, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
Entry 1
Outcomes 
Notes/examples 
GCSE reference 

1.1 Understand equality 
Use and understand the = sign 2 + 5 = 5 + ? 
N1 
1.2 Identify or show one half of a quantity up to 20 
Shade half of a shape Given a picture of children, What fraction of the children are boys? 
N12, R6 
1.3 Work out half of an even number up to 20 
N12, R6 
Entry 2
Outcomes 
Notes/examples 
GCSE reference 

2.1 Identify or show one third or one quarter of a quantity up to 24 
Shade one third or one quarter of a shape Given a picture of children, What fraction of the children are boys? 
N12, R6 
2.2 Work out one third or one quarter of a number up to 24 
Without remainder 
N12, R6 
2.3 Count in fractions of one half or one third or one quarter 
Give the next number in the pattern: 2, , … 

2.4 Work out amounts two, three or four times the size of a given amount 
Key words are double, twice (as ..), three times (as..), four times (as..)’ One loaf of bread has 22 slices. How many slices are there in 4 loaves ? 
R6 
2.5 Recognise the equivalence of and 
Entry 3
Outcomes 
Notes/examples 
GCSE reference 

3.1 Identify or show unit fractions up to one tenth of a quantity up to 100 
Shade a given unit fraction of a specified grid Given a picture of children, What fraction of the children are boys? 
N12, R6 
3.2 Work out unit fractions to one tenth of a number up to 100 
Without remainder 
N12, R6 
3.3 Identify or show any number of thirds, quarters, fifths or tenths of a quantity 
Shade a fraction of a shape Given a picture of children, What fraction of the children are boys? 
N12 
3.4 Work out any number of thirds, quarters, fifths or tenths of an amount 
Without remainder 
N12 
3.5 Recognise and identify equivalent fractions 

N3 
3.6 Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole 
N8 

3.7 Work out amounts 5, 8 or 10 times the size of a given amount 
R2 