Assessment material

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

Literacy: Writing, Form filling, Functional English - writing

Free tags: Christmas

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material, Writing frame, Writing prompts


Three differentiated writing tasks / practice papers on the same theme. First, you apply to appear in a Christmas Concert at the village hall.

Working with decimals

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Mon, 2011-10-31 17:37

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.3, N2/E3.5, N2/L1.6

Context: Hairdressing & Beauty therapy, Motor vehicles & Transport, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Informative presentation, Lesson plan

A detailed lesson plan accompanied by a PPT and a lesson objective checker sheet. The lesson recaps place value and introduces students to decimals and using money in practical situations.

The PPT is an adaptation two other PPT resources I have used on skillsworkshop: ‘Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100’ by Elaine Baskerville, and ‘Pounds to pence’ by Jennifer Williamson. Two contextualised worksheets (Salon and Garage), written by Carrie Bray, are also linked to the lesson plan.

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Level: L2

Super set of 15 multiple choice literacy questions followed by 15 multiple choice numeracy questions. All cleverly based on the accompanying text about Led Zeppelin: ‘I come from Ice and Snow’, Led Zeppelin 1970. Written as revision material for L2 Access to Music students but suitable for any learners with an interest in music.
The literacy questions cover comprehension, spelling, vocabulary and purpose of text. Numeracy covers money, time, scale maps, substitution, percentages, area, range, median, and conversions.

Check your Functional Skills learning

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Fri, 2011-08-26 16:06

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond, Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Resource type: Assessment material, Discussion points, Poster, Teaching idea

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A set of posters / cards / checklists designed to prompt discussion, check learning and keep a record of student progression. Designed for Entry Level Functional Maths and English learners in an FE setting but suitable for all levels and subjects.

Literacy: Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: L1, L2

My Level 1-2 Level SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) Mark Sheet is a simple tick sheet that can be used by students to check each other’s work for spelling and grammar errors. Helpful for encouraging groups of learners to ‘peer assess’ and also reinforces what to look for when proofreading work.

The sheet is a simplified version of the spelling and grammar skills covered in the Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English Standards.

Literacy: Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2, E3

My Entry Level SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) Marking Sheet is a simple tick sheet that can be used by students to check each other’s work for spelling and grammar errors. Helpful for encouraging groups of learners to ‘peer assess’ and also reinforces what to look for when proofreading work.

The sheet is a simplified version of the spelling and grammar skills covered in the Entry Functional Skills English Standards.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Summer

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

Museum trip - E3 practice literacy assignment

Submitted by George Wormald on Thu, 2011-06-30 20:46

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing. Based on a real trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford it is written in a generic style and could be any local museum / art gallery.

The real-life, practical nature of the tasks makes them equally suitable for Functional Skills English practice.

E2 Functional English practice reading questions

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sat, 2011-06-18 12:53

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Practice L2 numeracy test

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Fri, 2011-06-10 20:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L2

A 40 question practice paper written to provide challenging extra practice after a group of learners participated in a very difficult L2 numeracy test (the levels of the national test certainly do seem to be erratic at times, and definitely harder than when it was first introduced).

Unlike the national test, the questions in this test are not multiple choice – making it equally suitable for initial assessment, homework or revision. All areas of the curriculum are covered (i.e. number, measures and data handling).

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