Functional Skills English


Entry Level 2-3

Course content 

    • Spelling
    • Writing a sentence
    • Reading
    • Using a dictionary
    • Speaking & listening
    • Punctuation – using capital letters, full stops and commas
    • Writing letters and emails
    • Writing to describe/inform

Assessment method

45 mins classroom based

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Level 1

Course content 

    • Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail.
    • Present information in a logical sequence.
    • Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience.
    • Use correct grammar and consistent use of tense.
    • Accurate punctuation and spelling with clear meaning.
    • Identify variety of texts.
    • Read and understand texts in detail.
    • Utilise information contained in texts.
    • Identify suitable responses to texts.

Assessment method

1 hour reading + 1 hour writing exam 

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Level 2

Course content 

    • Speaking, listening and communication ( contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions and make effective presentations)
    • Present information/ideas concisely, logically and persuasively.
    • Present information on complex subjects clearly and concisely.
    • Writing styles for different purposes.
    • Sentence structures, complex sentences and paragraphs.
    • Punctuate written text using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas.
    • Ensure written fits purpose and audience.
    • Accurate spelling and grammar that support clear meaning in a range of text types.
    • Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information.
    • Read and summarise, succinctly, information/ideas from different sources.
    • Identify the purposes of texts and meaning conveyed.
    • Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias.
    • Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses.

Assessment method

1 hour reading + 1 hour and 15 mins writing exam 

Resources


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