GCSE Maths Equivalent

Do you want to apply for a job, higher education course, University or apprenticeship that requires a GCSE Maths pass grade or equivalent? The GCSE Maths equivalent being referred to is Functional Skills Maths Level 2.

For many people, Functional Skills Maths Level 2 is a much better alternative to a GCSE Maths resit. The advantages of Level 2 Maths include;


    • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 uses practical real-life examples to help you improve your maths skills. If you prefer a more practical and applied learning style, you’ll find Level 2 Maths much easier than GCSE Maths.


  • You’ll be able to book and take your Functional Skills Maths exam as soon as you’re ready. And you’ll get your results more quickly than your GCSE results. It can be up to a 6 month wait for GCSE Maths exams. Get your qualification more quickly with Functional Skills Maths and move on to the next step in your career.

Does your job application, course application or apprenticeship application state you need at least GCSE Maths Level 4 or 5 (grade C) or equivalent? If so, Functional Skills Maths Level 2 is a great alternative.

Please be aware that while Functional Skills Maths Level 2 is widely accepted as an equivalent to a GCSE pass grade, there are exceptions. Especially for courses and careers where maths is prevalent, like engineering for example, only a GCSE pass may be accepted.