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Why learn about percentages?

Per cent just means per hundred. So for money 1% is 1p in the pound. 50% is 50p in the pound.

Quick tips for tutors

Percentages include:

  • Information about commonly used percentages, links to fractions and different methods of calculating
  • Strategies for recognising, reading, writing and calculating simple percentages
  • Key vocabulary used to describe percentages
  • Strategies for calculating percentages, increases and decreases of quantities and measurements in different contexts
  • Strategies for calculating percentages using calculators
  • Percentage practice activities¬†

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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