Exam tips and help

Tips and hints for literacy/English and/or numeracy/maths exams and assessments.

Top Tips for L1-2 Functional Skills English tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Fri, 2014-10-17 10:45

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for English tests is a handout that can be given out to learners.

Top tips for L2 Functional Skills Maths tests

Submitted by Rachel Wilks on Wed, 2014-10-08 17:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Functional Maths - number

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Top Tips for Maths tests is a handout/classroom resource that can be used as an activity or as a handout.

It takes learners through the process of working out a complex Level 2 Maths question, with reference to how the marks can be gained, and the maths skills required to complete the question.

Literacy: Functional English - writing

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame, Writing prompts

More and more vocational teachers are being asked to prepare learners for Functional Skills exams.

This resource is designed to give advice on format, style and layout; appropriate content and paragraphing which would accompany any awarding organizations exam. My college used Edexcel . Can be used for Level 1 and Level 2.

Editor’s note
This resource is ideal for all but will be especially helpful to non-specialist English teachers. Incredibly useful!

Top Tips for Functional Maths exams

Submitted by Julia Smith on Fri, 2013-12-27 18:16

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Exam tips and help

Free tags: Practice task in the style of OCR Functional Skills assessment. Could be used for exam practice.

Resource type: Reference card, Revision material

Level: E3, L1, L2

Mainly written for L1 and L2 test preparation this is also suitable for Entry Level 3

L1 Functional Maths key info for revision

Submitted by Diana Sandford on Sat, 2013-10-19 16:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Revision material

This resource contains the basic information with examples for learners preparing to sit level 1 Functional Maths. It is by no means comprehensive but does cover the areas that most learners find problematic, such as ratio, fractions, decimals, percentages and perimeter, area and volume.

Grammar quiz

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2012-05-24 09:38

Literacy: Apply grammar, Functional English - writing

General: Exam tips and help

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

PPT slides with common errors.
Originally designed for a GCSE class, it can also be used with L1/L2 learners.

Editor’s note: covers a range of common errors found at E3-L2. Easily adapted to suit your students’ levels and/or to
include real mistakes from your students’ work.

Level 1 Numeracy Test quick revision notes

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Wed, 2012-02-15 12:04

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

Written as a resource for distance learners with good reading skills who were challenged by some of the questions in the Level 1 Numeracy test.

I wanted to give them different methods of working out multiplication and division questions in particular – emphasising that multiplication is the reverse of division, and that multiplication is the same as repeated addition. The idea of division as repeated subtraction is also introduced.

Rounding, percentages and ratios are covered.

Functional Maths and Numeracy Study Guide

Submitted by Shaun Bailey on Thu, 2011-08-18 11:47

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

General: Exam tips and help

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Revision material

This PDF is an amalgamation of methods and worked examples, sorted by topic, for both L1 and L2 Adult Numeracy/Functional Skills (some sections are also suitable for Entry 3). It is not intended as an exhaustive resource, but more of a selection of “hot topics” and exam-friendly examples (some of which are paraphrased from actual past papers).
A table of contents is included at the beginning so specific areas or topics within the document can be printed out to use as revision supplements.

Functional Skills L1 Exams FAQs and revision

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Tue, 2011-05-17 17:53

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Exam tips and help

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Revision material

Level: L1

I have create these three PPTs for the three FS exams. I have aimed to create short PPTs to help ease some of the stress and pitfalls of the Level 1 exams. They are based around feedback and advice I have obtained from City and Guilds, students and tutors. Although written for C&G Functional Skills most of the information will be relevant any FS awarding body.
Each PPT includes key vocabulary/definitions, quick fire questions, common errors (and remedies), exam details (length, structure and what to bring).

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Revision material

A very clever resource! Page 1 is a series of tips aimed at L1-2 students taking the adult literacy multiple choice reading test but is relevant to any multiple choice English exam. Page 2 is a set of “multiple choice questions about multiple choice questions” – based on the information on page.

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