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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.
IF Statements and Absolute Cell References
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IF Statements and Absolute Cell References

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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.
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
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 :)
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.
Adjectives and Adverbs - introduction
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Adjectives and Adverbs - introduction

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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.
Functional Skills English - Assessment Criteria
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Functional Skills English - Assessment Criteria

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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
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.
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
Metric and Imperial Measurement Conversions
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Metric and Imperial Measurement Conversions

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Word Document handout -conversions within and between Imperial and Metric Measurement systems This was designed as a summary revision sheet 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 convert within and between Metric and Imperial Measurement systems Suitable for: KS3 - Revision KS4 - Revision Functional Skills L1 and L2 - Teaching/Revision
Text Structure
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Text Structure

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Powerpoint resource explaining how different texts need to have different textual structures, including: Chronological Cause/Effect Compare/Contrast Problem/Solution Learning Objective - to understand how structure can affect the reader's understanding of a text 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
Percentages - the easy way
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Percentages - the easy way

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PowerPoint presentation to introduce the the basics of calculating percentages. Simple, visual and easy to follow. This was designed to take the fear out of percentage calculations for adult learners who struggled to understand the basic concepts of the subject. This resource follows directly on from the "Fractions - the easy way" and uses the same concepts and explanations. Learning Objective: to understand how to calculate percentages with the aid of a calculator Suitable for: KS3 - Revision KS4 - Revision Functional Skills L1 and L2 - Teaching/Revision
TIPTOP
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TIPTOP

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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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
Homophones
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Homophones

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Collection of 4 PowerPoint resources on Homophones: Where/Were/We're/Wear To/Too/Two There/Their/They're Your/You're
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