Exam Top Tips

Exam Top Tips

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
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Functional Skills Maths - L2 Self Assessment

Functional Skills Maths - L2 Self Assessment

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
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Criteria for reading functional skills assessments

Criteria for reading functional skills assessments

This resource breaks down the Criteria and requirements for the reading functional skills assessments PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA HAS BEEN MATCHED TO PEARSONS EDEXCEL This covers Level 1 and Level 2 Useful for adult learners who need to know what they are being assessed against in the FS examinations. Useful for tutors/trainers/assessors who are new to teaching Functional Skills
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Functional Skills English - Assessment Criteria

Functional Skills English - Assessment Criteria

This resource bundle breaks down the Criteria and requirements for the Functional Skills English assessments PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA HAVE ALL BEEN MATCHED TO PEARSONS EDEXCEL This bundle covers Level 1 and Level 2 Useful for adult learners who need to know what they are being assessed against in the FS examinations. Useful for tutors/trainers/assessors who are new to teaching Functional Skills
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Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Self Assessment

Functional Skills Level 1 Maths Self Assessment

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
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Functional Skills L2 Writing - Guidance on marking papers

Functional Skills L2 Writing - Guidance on marking papers

PowerPoint for tutors/assessors to use when delivering/assessing a Level 2 Writing Paper for Functional Skills Most of the PowerPoint can be used for any syllabus, but the mark scheme at the end is matched to Pearsons Edexcel Level 2 Writing mark scheme Breaks down the requirements and assessment points into simple everyday language and refers to genuine past paper questions to demonstrate how to extract information. Level 1 Feedback PowerPoint available separately
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Criteria for Writing functional skills assessments

Criteria for Writing functional skills assessments

This resource breaks down the Criteria and requirements for the writing functional skills assessments PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA HAS BEEN MATCHED TO PEARSONS EDEXCEL This covers Level 1 and Level 2 Useful for adult learners who need to know what they are being assessed against in the FS examinations. Useful for tutors/trainers/assessors who are new to teaching Functional Skills
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FS Level 1 - Marking Writing Papers

FS Level 1 - Marking Writing Papers

PowerPoint for tutors/assessors to use when delivering/assessing a Level 1 Writing Paper for Functional Skills Most of the PowerPoint can be used for any syllabus, but the mark scheme at the end is matched to Pearsons Edexcel Level 1 Writing mark scheme Breaks down the requirements and assessment points into simple everyday language and refers to genuine past paper questions to demonstrate how to extract information. Level 2 Feedback PowerPoint also available
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Functional Skills ICT Self Assessment

Functional Skills ICT Self Assessment

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.
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Criteria for speaking and listening functional skills assessments

Criteria for speaking and listening functional skills assessments

This resource breaks down the Criteria and requirements for the speaking and listening functional skills assessments PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA HAS BEEN MATCHED TO PEARSONS EDEXCEL This covers Level 1 and Level 2 Useful for adult learners who need to know what they are being assessed against in the FS examinations. Useful for tutors/trainers/assessors who are new to teaching Functional Skills
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Merging Cells in Excel

Merging Cells in Excel

Simple PDF demonstrating how to merge cells in Microsoft Excel. Designed for low ICT literacy adult learners completing Functional Skills ICT at Level 1 and Level 2
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Adjectives and Adverbs - introduction

Adjectives and Adverbs - introduction

An introduction to adjectives and adverbs. Good for cat lovers! Simple example and introduction to be used as a starting point for discussion. Used with ESOL and Adult learners, but could be useful for children/school lessons too.
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FS Speaking and Listening - Note Sheets

FS Speaking and Listening - Note Sheets

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).
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TIPTOP

TIPTOP

Handout explaining how to change paragraphs using TIPTOP (Time, Place, Topic, Person). Can also be used as a small display poster. Simple, uses colour for key elements, ideal for visual learners.
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Gridlines in Excel

Gridlines in Excel

Simple PDF demonstrating how to add gridlines to a Microsoft Excel sheet. Developed for low ICT literacy adult learners completing Functional Skills ICT qualifications at L1 and L2.
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The Functional Skills English Edition

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The Functional Skills English Edition

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 :)
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Probability

Probability

Presentation for teaching Probability Covers: Meaning of probability Calculating a Single probability Fractions, Decimals and Percentage expressions Drawing and labeling probability lines Constructing a probability tree Calculating a two step probability using fractions Created for teaching Maths Functional Skill (Level 1 and Level 2) to adults. Suitable for lower ability KS3 and KS4 (especially for GCSE exam revision).
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IF Statements and Absolute Cell References

IF Statements and Absolute Cell References

PowerPoint resource to cover IF statements and Absolute Cell references. These two are often assessed in combination by the Pearsons ICT Functional Skills (L2) assessments and combining them within one set of training seemed like a good idea. The PowerPoint breaks down the process of writing an IF statement, including a refresher on brackets, and then incorporates an absolute cell reference to use at the end . Encourage learners to create their own version of the Excel sheet displayed on the screen and to type in the functions to see how they work. Uses colour coding and builds up the IF statement one section at a time. Ideal for visual learners. Used to teach ICT Functional Skills to adults who have not yet mastered using Excel spreadsheets.
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Microsoft Excel - what do the buttons do?

Microsoft Excel - what do the buttons do?

Resource which reviews the Microsoft Excel buttons (MS 2013 + ) Useful for Functional Skills L1 and L2, as well as introduction to Excel courses, ICT training and CPD up-skilling. Highlights the uses of the common 'HOME' tab buttons and explains how they can be used within Excel.
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Excel Training Documents

Excel Training Documents

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.
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