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Why learn about capacity?

A millilitre is the volume of one cubic centimetre. A thousand millilitres is a litre.

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Capacity includes:

  • The meaning of capacity and volume.
  • Discussion of appropriate units of capacity.
  • How to read scales and some common errors in reading scales.
  • Methods to work out the volume of a range of shapes.
  • Standard and non-standard units of capacity.
  • Activities to practise understanding of capacity and volume.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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