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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
FS Level 1 - Marking Writing Papers
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FS Level 1 - Marking Writing Papers

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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
Iron Man's Diary
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Iron Man's Diary

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This activity for developing writing skills is based on the Iron Man franchise. Students are required to read the notes and write out a past tense, full sentence version of Iron Man's diary. This activity was designed to re-engage a reluctant, low ability, male learner, who had not attended school for over a year. While the literacy level is appropriate to Primary school, this activity successfully engaged a 14 year old boy with learning difficulties and dyslexia.
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
Grading Taxonomy
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Grading Taxonomy

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A useful grading taxonomy for observing lessons and providing feedback to: Teacher Trainees Teachers This is an excellent OFSTED preparation tool, giving people an idea of the taxonomy that OFSTED use within their feedback and reports.
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.
Real Life Maths
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Real Life Maths

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A selection of 'Real Life' mathematics activities, focusing on identifying the best value and prices for every day goods such as bread, kitchen spray, baked beans and cola.
Probability
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Probability

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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).
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 :)
Top Tempest Facts!
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Top Tempest Facts!

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Top facts about The Tempest's cultural context, including: A summary of the Slave Trade's role in the British Empire - useful for considering the relationships between Prospero/Miranda and Ariel/Caliban Top facts about King James, Shakespeare's patron at the time when the Tempest was written. Shakespeare reflects several of King James' interests in the play, including magic/witchcraft, the Divine Right of Kings, plotting and betrayal (the Guy Fawkes plot) and efforts to make peace with the Spanish. Top facts about Shakespeare and where he was in his life when he wrote The Tempest, which was his final play. Useful for discussions about Prospero and whether or not he represents Shakespeare and his role within the court/society towards the end of his life. All of these themes and interests play key roles within the Tempest and provide interesting discussion points for higher level GCSE and AS/A-Level.
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
Homophones - Your and You're
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Homophones - Your and You're

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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
An Inspector Calls - Birling's Opening Speech
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An Inspector Calls - Birling's Opening Speech

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An activity focusing on identifying repetition and key points in Mr Birling's opening speech, in 'An Inspector Calls'. Nice introduction to the play, links to the history/culture of 1912 and sets the scene for the events of the play. Useful for getting students to engage with the text at a deeper level, can be followed up by discussion on why those points have been included and repeated by the writer (JB Priestly), speaking to a 1945/46 audience. Ideal for GCSE and IGCSE students.
Health and Safety
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Health and Safety

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A presentation about the Health and Safety act and how Health and Safety is essential within the work place. Useful for vocational studies (apprenticeships), work based learning or 'world of work' preparation.