At Sheffield Tutor Company, we ensure our learners develop their maths skills in preparation for their functional skills maths exam. A key component of an effective revision plan is past paper practise. This article will help you access the level 2 past papers and then how to use them effectively in your revision plan.
The functional skills maths level 2 past papers can be accessed on a number of different websites. It is important to know that the papers before 2019 are missing certain content as new areas have been added since then. This means the papers pre-2019 are less relevant but still can help you. All the exams boards all offer their own individual past papers but they all use the same government curriculum meaning there is little difference between them. The only difference between them is their own exam structure but they are all still a viable revision source.
We advise that students should only move onto past paper practise once they feel confident enough on each topic area as a poor result on a mock will affect your confidence. When you have covered each topic you can move onto your first functional skills maths level 2 past paper. It is best to complete the mock in timed conditions and see how you get on as timing is an important factor. After completion you can use the mark schemes to help mark the paper or ask your tutor to do this for you. This should enable you to identify your weaker topics to focus on. It is important that you don’t worry too much about the pass mark to begin with and focus more on the past papers as a way to help your revision. Once you have completed a number of mocks you should start to see your mark improve as you approach your exam date.