Drug awareness

This lesson is designed to embed adding and subtracting, ratio and proportion, etc. whilst looking at the important issue of alcohol consumption and units. Students are able to look at the RDA of alcohol consumption, binge drinking, etc. in the introductory PPT. They can then complete maths worksheet which involves calculating and adding units, converting units and reading data.
It includes a video clips, visual imagery and written notes.
Fully mapped to, and ideal for, L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.1
N1/L1.10
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - handling information and data
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Some of the posters are quite powerful and may require discretion with their use, but are good illustrations of this type of text.

Level
E2
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

A fabulous and very topical study pack for Level 2 Functional English students. Covers all aspects of Functional English and is fully mapped to the Functional Skills criteria.
13 tasks covering reading, writing and discussion. Includes: spelling, dictionary work, formal and semi-formal letter writing, surveys and graphical information, reading comprehension, punctuation and paragraphing, and summarising. With teaching notes and several exemplar answers.

Level
L2
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

An original idea to engage FS students in decimals. Involves extracting information from tables and adding up decimals. Also useful for catering / hospitality students as it contains an element on responsibility when serving of drinks.
Ideal for embedding Functional Mathematics.
Note: this resource was the inspiration for the Working with Alcohol units (see below).

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N2/E3.5
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

Originally used during a college ‘Be Healthy’ week but makes a great thought-provoking activity at anytime. Covers addition and multiplication of whole numbers and money, plus working with units of time.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L1.3
MSS1/E3.1
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Problem Page is a great way to encourage paired reading, writing and discussion skills. Students discuss a typical problem from a tabloid newspaper page and then, in pairs, work on different problems and how they would solve them. For Entry 3, L1/2 ESOL and Literacy.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Engage in Discussion
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Independent living

A controversial interview is an ideal non-threatening way to introduce the topic of drugs, alongside reading and discussion practice.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1