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Welcome to the PS Training Services resource shop. The resources in this shop were mostly designed for teaching Functional Skills concepts to adults, but they have also been used for private tuition sessions with teenagers and, in some cases, KS2 pupils. There are a mixture of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics resources in this shop.

Welcome to the PS Training Services resource shop. The resources in this shop were mostly designed for teaching Functional Skills concepts to adults, but they have also been used for private tuition sessions with teenagers and, in some cases, KS2 pupils. There are a mixture of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics resources in this shop.
Bob's Gaming Store

Bob's Gaming Store

This resource is designed for KS2 (Y4-6) to help students develop their skills in: * Multiplication (using grid method) * Understanding money * Long Addition * Converting pounds and pennies It is themed around buying video games (all child friendly) and can be updated to include more modern games for future years teaching. Can also be used for Functional Skills Level 1
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Layout Features and Presentation

Layout Features and Presentation

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.
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Homophones - Where, Were, We're and Wear.

Homophones - Where, Were, We're and Wear.

Powerpoint resource explaining the difference between Where, Were, We're and Wear Learning Objective - to be able to tell the difference between the four homophones and identify the correct usage for each one Suitable for: KS2 Teaching KS3 Teaching/Revision KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 Can be displayed as a PowerPoint or turned into a printed handout for reference
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Fact, Opinion and Bias - What's the Difference?

Fact, Opinion and Bias - What's the Difference?

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
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Functional Skills Maths: Crash Course Pack

Functional Skills Maths: Crash Course Pack

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.
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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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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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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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Homophones - Your and You're

Homophones - Your and You're

Powerpoint resource explaining the difference between Your and You're. Learning Objective - to be able to tell the difference between the two homophones and identify the correct usage for each one Suitable for: KS2 Teaching KS3 Teaching/Revision KS4 Revision Adult Learners - Functional Skills L1 and L2 Can be displayed as a PowerPoint or turned into a printed handout for reference
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