Imperial and metric

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Why learn about imperial and metric?

The older imperial units like feet, pints, ounces and miles are still used alongside metric.

Quick tips for tutors

Imperial and metric includes:

  • Imperial and metric measures commonly used in the UK.
  • Activities that identify the units used for everyday measurements.
  • Conversion factors within imperial units.
  • Conversion factors between imperial and metric units.
  • Activities to practise conversions.

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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