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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.
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.
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 :)
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
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.
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
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
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.
Criteria for speaking and listening functional skills assessments
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Criteria for speaking and listening functional skills assessments

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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
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
Functional Skills L2 Writing - Guidance on marking papers
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Functional Skills L2 Writing - Guidance on marking papers

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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
Criteria for reading functional skills assessments
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Criteria for reading functional skills assessments

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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
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).
Literary and Poetic techniques - revision quiz and answers
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Literary and Poetic techniques - revision quiz and answers

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This resource is designed to test pre-existing knowledge of poetic/literary techniques. Students are given the blank copy and asked to fill out EITHER a definition OR an example for each one. Then the answers are reviewed as a class, with an exemplar definition AND example on hand for the teacher to use, in case any turn out to be complete unknowns. Excellent for beginning poetry modules, picking up knowledge with new classes and revising for English Literature GCSE exams.
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.
Cans Of Cola - What's the Best Value?
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Cans Of Cola - What's the Best Value?

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A financial literacy activity themed around choosing the best offer on cola from three different supermarkets. Designed for Functional Skills Entry Level 3/Level 1 delivery, could be a good Key Stage 3 or even lower ability Key Stage 4 activity to highlight the importance of reading information thoroughly in maths exams.
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
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.