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I have over 20 years experience as a lecturer/teacher and also assessor and internal verifier. I currently moderate and test assessments for an awarding body and am a member of SET (Society for Education and Training). I write English, Maths, Food Hygiene and Safety, Food Technology, Online Safety and ICT resources and also computing resources for key stages 2, 3 and 4, GCSE and adults (ECDL etc). I also write and teach botany and ecology courses.

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I have over 20 years experience as a lecturer/teacher and also assessor and internal verifier. I currently moderate and test assessments for an awarding body and am a member of SET (Society for Education and Training). I write English, Maths, Food Hygiene and Safety, Food Technology, Online Safety and ICT resources and also computing resources for key stages 2, 3 and 4, GCSE and adults (ECDL etc). I also write and teach botany and ecology courses.
Functional Skills ICT Spreadsheets and Graphs
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Functional Skills ICT Spreadsheets and Graphs

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This 14 page spreadsheet activity resource is suitable for Functional Skills ICT - Numerical Data and Graphs and covers: Theory sheets providing explanations and examples of arithmetical formulas, referencing and BODMAS and also functions such as SUM and also IF and VLookup/HLookup statements, along with creating comparison bar charts. Handy 'how to do it' sheets giving practical help for Excel 2010 - formulas, functions, headers & footers, layout, editing, importing and also creating charts and graphs from two data sets Questions (with answers) to test knowledge and understanding Practical 'hands on' exercises using formulas and functions and creating comparison bar charts, line graphs and scatter graphs
Functional Skills ICT Level 2:  Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)
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Functional Skills ICT Level 2: Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)

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These practice papers (29 pages) are written to follow the style of the Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2 assessment and cover the following: Use the internet and download information Use a spreadsheet and charts Create a newsletter Create a leaflet Create a presentation Use email Use compression Evaluation questions There are data files and worked answers for each of the papers
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level Build-up exercises Office 2010
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level Build-up exercises Office 2010

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This resource helps to bridge the gap between initial learning and final assessment and cvers all aspect of the Entry level ICT specifications. The first build-up exercise includes handy tips to guide the learner through the exercises and each question is labelled with the Entry level. The second build-up exercise is designed to test the learner's skills and knowledge without any tips/hints. There are separate tasks designed for each Entry level (stage 1, 2 or 3). You will also need to download the data files and worked copies. The build-up exercises cover 23 single-sided A4 pages and cover the following: Keeping safe and secure Working with files Creating a poster Spreadsheets Combining information Find and select information Label an image Search a list of information Email Contacts Presentations
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level:  Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level: Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)

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These practice papers (41 pages) are written to follow the style of the OCR Functional Skills ICT Entry Level assessment and are split into Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 papers (so they get progressively harder). There are 2 papers per entry stage (6 overall). There is an assessor checklist. The papers cover the following: ENTRY 1 Reply to an email Make changes to a document (e.g. information sheet/poster)/label an image ENTRY 2 Email reply Create, edit and format a document and insert an image ENTRY 3 Email reply Create a poster/flyer and edit and format it Internet search and downloading Evaluation questions (safety and security) There are data files and solutions/worked answers for each of the papers
Functional Skills Entry Level Stages 2 & 3 Maths Activities
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Functional Skills Entry Level Stages 2 & 3 Maths Activities

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Ths resource is aimed at Functional Skills Entry Level Stage 2 & 3 and/or early years Maths and offers explanations and activities (with answers) covering 21 pages: Counting - Entry 2 Number Sequences - E2 & E3 Halving and Doubing - E2 Thirds and Quarters Addition with 2 digit numbers - E2 Addition with 3 digit numbers - E3 Addition with decimal points - E3 Subtraction using 2 digit numbers - E2 Subtraction using 3 digit numbers - E2 Subtraction using decimal points - E3 Rounding - E3 Multiplication - E3 Division - E3
Functional Skills ICT Level 1:  Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1: Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)

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This 16 page resource of three practice papers is written to match the style of the OCR Functional Skills Level 1 assessment and covers: Using the Internet Creating presentations Creating a flyer Creating a letter Using email Evaluation questions (security) Using spreadsheets Password protection Read Only File management There are data files and worked copies/solution for each paper
Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Activity Workbook
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Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Activity Workbook

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An activity workbook to cover Functional Skills Maths at Entry Stage 1. Suitable for the complete beginner and for learner' who struggle with numeracy. The workbook contains explanations and actvities with examples on how to do it to test the learner's skill and knowlede at each section. The workbook has 35 pages and covers: Counting Sorting Addition and subtraction Firsts, seconds, thirds Working with dates Working with 2D and 3 D shapes Poitioning Size Weight Dealing with money Working out distances
Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Build-Up Exercises Office 2010
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 Build-Up Exercises Office 2010

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These exercises bridge the gap between initial learning and assessment. There are two exercises covering 32 pages - the first exercise guides the learner through the tasks and provides handy tips, using Office 2010, on how to do each of the tasks and the second exercise allows the learner to attempt the tasks without tips or help. There are data files and worked answers for each exercise. The exercises comprehensively cover the Functional Skills ICT specifications at Level 1 and include the following Files & folders Using the Internet Using email Creating a logo Create a leaflet Create a newsletter Create a letter Create a presentation Spreadsheets Databases Combing information Evaluation questions
Adding 3 Digit Numbers Activity
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Adding 3 Digit Numbers Activity

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This FREE one page worksheet/activity is an extract from a Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Workbook(by the same author) and covers Hundreds , Tens and Units , adding 3 digit numbers and taking numbers over to the next column. The one page activity provides a clear explanation and example and then an activity for the learner to try. The answers to the activities are at the bottom of the page.
Functional Skills Level 2 ICT:  PowerPoint Presentations 2010
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Functional Skills Level 2 ICT: PowerPoint Presentations 2010

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This 7 page activity resource is suitable for Functional Skills ICT: Presentations and contains theory sheets providing explanations and examples, questions (with answers) to test knowledge and understanding, handy 'how to do it' worksheets and practical hands on exercises covering slides, master slides, editing, inserting images, movies and sound, transitions and animations and timings.
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level:  Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level: Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)

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These practice papers (23 pages) are written to follow the style of the Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Entry Level assessment and are split into Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 papers (so they get progressively harder). There are 2 papers per entry stage (6 overall). The papers cover the following: ENTRY 1 Open an email Make changes to a document (e.g. flyer/poster) Label an image ENTRY 2 Email reply Edit, format a document and insert an image ENTRY 3 Email reply and new email Create a poster and a newsletter work with spreadsheets Internet search and downloading There are data files and solutions/worked answers for each of the papers
The Internet and Search Techniques
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The Internet and Search Techniques

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This 13 page worksheet/lesson/activity is an extract from Functional Skills ICT Level 2 Activity Workbook (by the same author) which covers the Internet, the WWW, Search Engines and URLs, Boolean Oerators and other search techniques, currency, relvance, bias, copyright. The worksheets/activity can be used for a whole lesso and consists of theory, activities to test knowledge (matchmaker and multi-choice) and also 6 practical exercises to test skill. Answers are included.
Access Databases 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide
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Access Databases 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide

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This guide covers 20 A4 pages (single-sided) printed in colour using a visual style with images and callouts. The guide is designed to cover the most useful and popular operations within the Access 2013 software application that a user might need to know and is presented in 10 steps per operation (e.g. Basic operations, Formatting, Editing etc). The guide is useful for anyone wanting to get their heads around using Access 2013 and as a handy reference guide for ICT programmes of study (e.g. ECDL and other L1/L2 ICT qualifications). The guide covers basic operations (openng, creatng a new database/table, closing, printing etc), editing a database, working with tables, relationships, queries, wildcards, forms and reports.
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level Specimen Practice Papers (for AQA)
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level Specimen Practice Papers (for AQA)

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These practice papers (43 pages) are written to follow the style of the AQA Functional Skills ICT Entry Level assessment and are split into Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 papers (so they get progressively harder). There are 2 papers per entry stage (6 overall). There is an assessor checklist and also an independent paper so you can decide which to use with the candidate subject their competence and skill level. The papers cover the following: ENTRY 1 Reply to an email Make changes to a document (e.g. advert/poster) ENTRY 2 Email reply Format a document and insert an image ENTRY 3 Email reply and new email Create a poster and a flyer work with presentations Internet search and downloading There are data files and solutions/worked answers for each of the papers
Functional Skills Level 2 Build Up Exercises Office 2010
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Functional Skills Level 2 Build Up Exercises Office 2010

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These exercises comprehensively cover the Functional Skills level 2 ICT specifications. This resource helps to bridge the gap between initial learning and final assessment and covers all aspect of the level 2 ICT specifications. The first build-up exercise includes handy tips to guide the learner through the exercises. The second build-up exercise is designed to test the learner's skills and knowledge without any tips/hints. You will also need to download the data files and worked copies. The build-up exercises cover 36 single-sided A4 pages and cover the following: Files and folders Internet Planning Creating a logo Spreadsheets Creating a newsletter Creating a leaflet Creating an invoice (tables) Compare documents Presentations Databases File compression Email and organise messages Evaluation questions
Use Software, Interface Features and Adjust System Settings
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Use Software, Interface Features and Adjust System Settings

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This 18 page resource is an extract from a Functioal Skills ICT Level 2 Activity Workbook (by the same author) and covers software applications, using nterface features and adjusting system settings. The activity resource contains theory for each of the subjects, followed by multi-chioce and matchmaker activities to test knowedge. Also included are 'how to' help sheets for opening an aplication, installing and uninstalling software and managing unresponding applications. This worksheet/activity includes answers.
Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits
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Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits

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Ponds and rivers are a great resource for enthusing learners and enabling them to earn outside the classroom. However school visits to waterways can present many hazards to health and safety and these can come from different sources, such as plants, bacteria and insects. This FREE 3 page resource provides useful and important safety advice and guidance on conducting school visits to ponds or rivers. The guide covers: Physical safety Water Borne Disease Poisonous Plants Invasive Plants and the Law Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Transferring Disease and Cleaning Equipment