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Welcome to the PS Training Services resource shop. There are a mixture of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics resources in this shop. These resources have been developed throughout my teaching career, which has included: * Secondary School teaching (English Language, Literature, Mathematics) in the UK and New Zealand * Private Tutor for 4+ years (ages 8 - adult) * Adult Education Teacher for 5+ years A variety of resources are available, including paper based and digital.

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Welcome to the PS Training Services resource shop. There are a mixture of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics resources in this shop. These resources have been developed throughout my teaching career, which has included: * Secondary School teaching (English Language, Literature, Mathematics) in the UK and New Zealand * Private Tutor for 4+ years (ages 8 - adult) * Adult Education Teacher for 5+ years A variety of resources are available, including paper based and digital.
Functional Skills ICT Self Assessment
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Functional Skills ICT Self Assessment

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Level 1 FS ICT - quick self assessment sheet Useful for teaching multi level groups to get a quick idea of common strengths and weaknesses Skills matched to the L1 FS ICT Curriculum Could also be used at KS2/KS3 for new or supply teachers to determine what a class has already covered or developed competency in.
Fact, Opinion and Bias - What's the Difference?
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Fact, Opinion and Bias - What's the Difference?

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Powerpoint resource explaining the difference between Fact, Opinion and Bias Learning Objective - to be able to tell the difference between Fact, Opinion and Bias and identify examples of each in written texts Suitable for: KS3 Teaching KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 Can be displayed as a PowerPoint or turned into a printed handout for reference
Layout Features and Presentation
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Layout Features and Presentation

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Powerpoint resource detailing the different Layout and Presentation Features most commonly used in GCSE English reading texts and Functional Skills reading texts Learning Objective - to be able to identify layout and presentation features and understand their impact within different texts. Suitable for: KS3 Teaching KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 Can be displayed as a PowerPoint or turned into a printed handout for reference. This is a topic which my Functional Skills learners struggle with significantly, both the native English speakers and the ESOL learners. This PowerPoint has significantly improved their understanding of the topic and ability to answer exam questions on this subject.
Identifying Persuasive Techniques
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Identifying Persuasive Techniques

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Powerpoint resource explaining different types of persuasive techniques, including: Direct Address Inclusive Address Statistical Evidence Imperative Commands Quotes Rhetorical Questions Nouns/Verbs/Adjectives/Adverbs Tripling/List of 3 Alliteration Learning Objective - to be able to identify different persuasive techniques within the context of advertisements Suitable for: KS3 Teaching KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 Can be displayed as a PowerPoint or turned into a printed handout for reference
Harry Potter - Capital Letters
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Harry Potter - Capital Letters

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This opening passage of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' has had all of the capital letters removed. Students can copy it out and insert them into the correct place, or for quick revision just highlight the letters that need to be changed into capital letters. Suitable for 7-11 year olds
Apples and Bananas - Introduction to Algebra
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Apples and Bananas - Introduction to Algebra

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PowerPoint presentation to introduce the the very basics of algebra. Simple, visual and easy to follow. This was designed to take the fear out of algebra for adult learners who struggled to understand the basic concepts of the subject. Learning Objective: to understand how letters can be used to represent unknown values within sums Suitable for: KS3 - Teaching KS4 - Revision Functional Skills L2 - Teaching/Revision
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The Functional Skills English Edition
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The Functional Skills English Edition

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PowerPoint game revising Functional Skills English knowledge from Entry Level 1 up to Level 2. Includes sound effects from "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" - best played with speakers for dramatic effect! A question is displayed with four possible answers. The correct answer for each is revealed on the next slide. If you can complete the game, you 'pass' FS Level 2. Play with a group. Draw names at ransom to answer the questions and allow 'contestants' to: "Phone a Friend" - ask on specific person in the group for their answer "Ask the Audience" - take a vote from the group on the correct answer "Go 50/50" - tell them one correct and one incorrect answer. Good icebreaker / training tool for assessors new to Functional Skills Revision tool for L1/L2 learners Fun group activity for start/end of course Chris Tarrant not included :)
FS Speaking and Listening - Note Sheets
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FS Speaking and Listening - Note Sheets

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These sheets were designed to collect evidence for Functional Skills Speaking and Listening assessments. They act as prompts for the assessor to look for key events and phrases during the discussions and presentations, provide a format for making quick notes and act as a quick check for curriculum coverage at L1 and L2. Ideal for new assessors who are learning to conduct S&L assessments as part of Functional Skills, both as standalone qualifications and as part of apprenticeship frameworks. Useful to review with learners, especially those who are nervous and need to have the requirements of the assessment explained more clearly than the exam board guidance will allow for. Used with adult learners and lower ability teen learners. Designed for City and Guilds assessments, used subsequently with Pearsons EdExcel. The criteria were designed with government guidance in mind rather than a specific exam board specification. Praised by OFSTED inspectors and senior management, accepted by QAs as supplementary evidence for discussions and presentations, where a recording of a discussion cannot take place due to restrictions on technology (e.g. in prisons, power stations, etc) or confidentiality (sensitive areas of care homes/nurseries).
Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Self Assessment
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Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Self Assessment

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Level 1 FS Maths - quick self assessment sheet Useful for teaching multi level groups to get a quick idea of common strengths and weaknesses Skills matched to the L1 FS Maths Curriculum Could also be used at KS2/KS3 for new or supply teachers to determine what a class has already covered or developed competency in. Level 2 sheet available separately
Exam Top Tips
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Exam Top Tips

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Poster/Leaflet with some practical exam top tips Especially useful for nervous learners Designed for maths Functional Skills exams, but could be adapted for other subjects by altering the equipment list
Functional Skills Maths - L2 Self Assessment
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Functional Skills Maths - L2 Self Assessment

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Level 2 FS Maths - quick self assessment sheet Useful for teaching multi level groups to get a quick idea of common strengths and weaknesses Skills matched to the L2 FS Maths Curriculum Could also be used at KS2/KS3 for new or supply teachers to determine what a class has already covered or developed competency in. Level 1 sheet available separately
Eduqas/WJEC feedback sheets
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Eduqas/WJEC feedback sheets

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Simplified version of the Eduqas/WJEC assessment objectives for English Literature. I print these and tick which objectives have been achieved within written work, and highlight targets for improvement in the next piece of work. This simplifies marking while also keeping students focused on the GCSE mark scheme objectives. I only cover bands 5-3 as I teach mid-high ability students.
Perimeter, Area and Volume - A Summary Sheet
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Perimeter, Area and Volume - A Summary Sheet

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Word Document handout - summary sheet for Perimeter, Area and Volume with embedded Functional Skills examples Simple, visual and easy to follow. This was designed as a recap explanation for adult learners working towards their Functional Skills qualifications, but it also works as a revision sheet for KS3 and KS4 students approaching their end-of-year and external exams. Learning Objective: to know how to calculate the perimeter, area and volume of rectangular based shapes Suitable for: KS3 - Revision KS4 - Revision Functional Skills L1 and L2 - Teaching/Revision
Functional Skills Maths: Crash Course Pack
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Functional Skills Maths: Crash Course Pack

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These PowerPoints, along with the self assessment sheet, were put together to deliver a crash course in Functional Skills Level 1 Mathematics to adult learners. The self assessment sheet allows people to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics. All of the skills and requirements are mapped from the Level 1 Functional Skills curriculum (2016). The introduction covers what Functional Skills actually is, the topics required by the syllabus, the structure of the exam, rules/requirements concerning equipment and it introduces the self assessment sheet. Revision PP 1 covers FRACTIONS PERCENTAGES MEASUREMENTS PERIMETER CM² AREA FORMULA Revision PP2 covers: TABLES How to read them How to draw them GRAPHS Different types How to read them How to draw them Revision PP3 covers: AVERAGE (MEAN) RANGE Revision PP4 covers: PROBABILITY (SINGLE AND PLURAL) FRACTIONS / DECIMALS / PERCENTAGES CONVERSION The Online Calculator resource demonstrates how the online calculator in the Edexcel Functional Skills Maths exam works.
The English Language - Nuts and Bolts Booklet
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The English Language - Nuts and Bolts Booklet

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Word Document booklet - revision tool for basic punctuation, including: Capital Letters Full Stops Question Marks Exclamation Marks Commas Paragraphs Apostrophes - Omission, Possessive, Possessive Plural It's/Its and Who's/Whose Learning Objective - to be able to use basic punctuation accurately Suitable for: KS3 Revision KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 This can be used as a complete booklet, or separate sheets on different topics can be extracted for targeted topic revision. The booklet was written for adults, but would be suitable for KS3 and KS4 classes as revision in the run up to end-of-year and external exams. The booklet covers all of the necessary punctuation for L1 and most of the L2 Functional Skills writing exams.
Excel Training Documents
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Excel Training Documents

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These interactive spreadsheets have been designed to teach Excel from the basics upwards. They cover: +-/* functions cell references addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with two cells SUM function IF statements The read only one is designed for students to use, allowing them to enter information into the spreadsheet without overwriting the original copy. The spreadsheet is programmed to give notifications if the learners enter in the formulae and answers correctly. There is also an editable copy to allow you to make changes to the master sheet, if you wish to adapt it for further use. Designed for Functional Skills ICT (Level 1 and Level 2) and used to teach adults who were barely ICT literate, or novices at Microsoft excel. Makes use of colour coding to direct learners around the spreadsheet. Separate tabs for each function to allow for separating out individual skills for revision.
Summary Handouts - Area of Triangles
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Summary Handouts - Area of Triangles

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Word Document handout - terminology and calculations for the area of triangles Simple, visual and easy to follow. This was designed as a recap explanation for adult learners working towards their Functional Skills qualifications, but it also works as a revision sheet for KS3 and KS4 students approaching their end-of-year and external exams. Learning Objective: to understand how to find the area of a triangle Suitable for: KS3 - Revision KS4 - Revision Functional Skills L2 - Teaching/Revision