Why choose AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics

Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping learners with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.

AQA’s Functional Skills qualifications allow teachers and learners to explore real life contexts together. Everyday mathematics forms the basis of our practical and engaging specification, giving teachers the freedom to shape what success looks like for every learner.

Our question papers are designed with learners in mind. We’re committed to ensuring that learners are settled early in our exams and have the best possible opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of maths, to ensure they achieve the results they deserve.

You can find out about all our mathematics qualifications at

Support and resources to help you teach

We know that support and resources are vital for your teaching and that you have limited time to find or develop good quality materials. So we’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you plan, teach and prepare for exams with confidence.

Teaching resources

Our resources include:

  • Additional specimen papers
  • Scheme of work (route map)
  • Teaching guidance to outline clearly the possible scope of teaching and learning
  • Summary of changes.

Preparing for exams

Visit for everything you need to prepare for our exams, including:

  • past papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports from the legacy specification 4367/4368
  • specimen papers and mark schemes for new courses.

Keep your skills up-to-date with professional development

Wherever you are in your career, there’s always something new to learn. As well as subject-specific training, we offer a range of courses to help boost your skills.

You can attend a course at venues around the country, in your school or online – whatever suits your needs and availability. Find out more at

Help and support

Visit our website for information, guidance, support and resources at

You can talk directly to the Maths subject team.


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