Assessment material

Initial, diagnostic, formative, summative or self-assessment materials.

Pre-exam aural check Level 1 Functional Maths

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2016-06-25 16:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material

Level: L1


This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.

Normally, I spend several sessions getting to know a learner and his or her mathematical strengths and difficulties. However, time was short and precious at the end of the year so I devised this check that was delivered and marked by vocational staff or LSAs.

L1 Functional Maths self assessment activity

Submitted by Hannah James on Mon, 2016-05-09 13:07

Numeracy: Functional Maths

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Level: L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

A comprehensive list of Level 1 maths topics and descriptions.

Students to match the correct description to each topic. Then RAG (red, amber, green) rate their skills for each one using colour stickers. You can then use results to work on “Top 3 trickiest” skills, etc.

Editor’s note Ideal for start of the term or year, and also for final revision.

Mothering Sunday

Submitted by Mary McMellon on Thu, 2016-03-10 11:36

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Mothers Day

Context: History

Level: L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

This is a reading from a BBC site with questions based on the Edexcel L1 Functional Skills reading paper and a writing task. The topic is ‘Mothering Sunday’. It describes the history and gives information about traditional food.

Editor’s note
Very comprehensive. All aspects of L1 reading are covered – not just “reading for detail”.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L1.3

Free tags: Shrove Tuesday

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on two recent articles about Pancake Day in recent editions of the Evening Standard.

ICT Initial Assessment L1-2 (paper based)

Submitted by Gemma Porter on Tue, 2015-10-27 07:55

ICT: Functional ICT, General ICT resources, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E3, L1, L2

I have created a paper based initial assessment for ICT to identify if students should be working towards Level 1 or Level 2.

Car Service L2 Functional ICT

Submitted by Karen Foot on Thu, 2015-10-08 13:04

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Assessment material, ICT task sheet

Set of resources created by myself and colleague, David Bayne , to help students use Word, Excel and Access. We wanted students to practise for the Level 2 ICT Functional Skills exams, using a method that would be familiar to them. They all drive cars and need to get them serviced, so this seemed a suitable area to use.

Numeracy: Data Handling, Functional Maths - data handling

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

24 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers tables, (dual) bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, misleading charts, presenting data, tallies.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - data handling, HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

20 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers mean, mode, median and range.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Numeracy: Common Measures, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

21 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers reading scales, time, money (profit and loss), area, negative numbers,
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
Most questions are Level 2 but a few are lower.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/L2.4

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

12 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

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