Frequently Asked Questions
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This Website and its Resources
There are many different ways to find resources:
- Type some suitable key words into the Search box on any page, and click the Search button. Then narrow your search, if needed, using the filters on the left of the screen.
- Click on a subject tab at the top of the page, then click on the level(s) and subject area(s) of interest, and click the Apply button to list all resources that match.
- Click to select a single level or subject area.
- Ctrl-click to select additional levels or subject areas: each Ctrl-click will toggle an item between selected and deselected.
- Click then Shift-click on another item to select all items between the two.
- Follow the More Like This or See also: links from a resource to find other related resources.
- Use the alphabetical Index if you know the name of the resource you’re looking for.
Each resource has its own page.
From any list of resources, click on the resource title to go to the individual resource page. Here you will find full details for your selected resource, including a description, links to related resources and the downloadable files.
On the individual resource page, the downloadable files are listed under the Resource File(s): heading, towards the bottom of the page.
Most browsers will download the file if you just click on the link. This should open pop-up window asking whether you want to save the file, or open it. Usually you would choose to save it, but if that fails try the other option.
The references refer specific elements in the adult literacy, numeracy, pre-Entry or ESOL curricula for England.
N1 means whole numbers
L1 means Level 1
If you click on any N1/L1.7 hyperlink you will find a list of ALL resources that cover that element. You will also notice that, at the top of the list, it says:
N1/L1.7 Work out simple ratio and direct proportion. (a) understand simple ratio as the number of parts i.e. three parts to one part (b) understand direct proportion as the same rate of increase or decrease, e.g. double, half c) understand the relationship between simple ratio and fractions.
Full details of all the adult curricula can be found on the Excellence Gateway
Functional Skills (FS) not as narrowly defined as the adult literacy and numeracy curricula. They cover the same levels (i.e. E1 E2 E3 L1 L2) but the coverage and range (C&R) statements are not labelled/numbered – except for those in the Functional Skills ICT criteria.
It is important to recognise that the C&R statements are only an indication of the type of content candidates are expected to apply in functional contexts. Relevant content can also be drawn from equivalent (school) National Curriculum levels and the Adult Numeracy / Literacy curricula.
For this reason we do not categorise FS resources by individual C&R statements but by broad categories such as: Functional Maths – measures, Functional Maths – data handling, Functional English – writing, Functional ICT – Finding and selecting Information, etc.
Functional Skills are not assessed on the C&R statements but on the overarching Skill Standards. For more details consult the official FS Criteria documents on the Ofqual site.