Revision material

Includes practice assignments and assessments, revision notes and tips.

Features of different styles of texts

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Sun, 2012-09-30 13:07

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L2.6

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

A worksheet designed to draw together all the features which identify different types of documents or texts such as emails, webpages, letters and leaflets.

I designed this a recap and to create a revision document for my learners doing Functional Skills English at Levels 1 & 2.

Victoria Beckham in Amercia

Submitted by Jan Long on Fri, 2012-09-28 17:12

Literacy: General literacy / English

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Revision material

Written for students to practise their skills just before the old-style multiple choice literacy exams – but it can be used to check many Functional English reading and writing skills at any time.

Functional Maths Revision

Submitted by Joaquin Llorente on Sun, 2012-09-23 12:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Revision material

Level: L1, L2

An animated PowerPoint presentation (86 slides) that covers several topics: Fractions & Percentages;Units of Measure; Charts & Graphs; Ratio, Scale & Proportion; Perimeter, Area & Volume; Averages and Range. There are also some links for a planned inclusion of other topics at a later date (Time & Money, Tables and Formulae).

This presentation can be used in class, driven by the teacher, but it is also ideal as a guide for self-study.

Literacy: General literacy / English, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1, L2

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

A functional skills practice writing task for English at E3-L2. Learners write to the Bayfords, recent winners of the £148m Euro Millions jackpot, suggesting what they could spend the money on to help others (or themselves!).

Could be linked to maths: examining costs, interest, odds of winning etc.

Parts of speech worksheet

Submitted by Lisa Smith on Sat, 2012-04-28 17:10

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.1

Resource type: Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

A worksheet that lists all of the most common word types and has space for the learners to enter their own description and their own examples.

To be completed over a number of weeks as each word type is covered and understood. The completed sheets can then be used as a revision tool / personal glossary.

The great maths tombola

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2012-03-15 11:26

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Resource type: Game, Ice breaker, Revision material

Level: E2, E3

A set of cards to cut out and ideally put in plastic balls or a jazzy box. Aimed at E2- E3 Functional Skills learners as an ice breaker, introductory lesson or for revision. Students need to work out the question and identify the maths skills they are using to answer it. Best printed onto card.
Questions are aimed to appeal to young adult students – e.g. clubbing, Facebook, food, mobiles, etc.
Questions cover the 4 operations, money, time, shapes and more.
26 cards. Includes Functional Maths mapping chart.

Museum of London Functional English task

Submitted by Judith Nicholson on Mon, 2012-03-05 20:40

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

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material

A practice task for Functional Skills English, Entry Level 3 Reading. Includes two texts and related comprehension questions covering all the E3 reading criteria.
With a mark scheme / assessment sheet based on those used by major awarding bodies.

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

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E3, L1, L2

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

A practice exam question based on the style of Edexcel functional skills writing exam questions. Ideal for motor vehicle students.

One task for L1/L2 (formal letter) and one for E3 (letter) which also has a writing frame. Both tasks are on the subject of proposed changes to the driving test and driving laws for new drivers.

2011 England Riots

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Fri, 2012-02-17 09:14

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

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

A Level 2 Functional Skills English pack based on the troubles in London and other parts of England in the summer of 2011.

Reading and writing activities are included, alongside answers.

Discussions across a range of subjects may stem from this work in order to inform Speaking and Listening skills practice.

Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Level 1 Numeracy Test quick revision notes

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Wed, 2012-02-15 11:04

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.

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