Practice paper-based and online exams and assignments, information on standards.
This blog offers plenty of valuable information such as:
A complete and up-to-date guide about the Maths GCSE exams that students can use to inform themselves and get ahead in preparing for the said exam.
Lots of sample ESOL Skills for Life examinations available for Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1-2. Plus great videos of speaking and listening exams and useful resources including some lovely sample maps to practise giving directions (one depicted here).
Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages Exams has loads of free exam preparation materials for ESOL learners of all ages and all levels.
There are also 86 amazing amazing free videos / interactive activities.
The Functional Skills area has masses of paper based sample papers at all levels from E1-L2. They have also have sample on-screen on-demand Functional English and maths assessments at L1 and L2
Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) published the final Functional Maths, English and ICT criteria in November 2009. Available at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualification-and-assessment-framework/89-arti…
These replaced the draft standards at the end of the FS pilot stage (Sept 2010).
Editor's note (Sept 2018)
Edexcel (Pearson) has the best selection of useful practice papers for all levels of Functional Skills.
There are also online practice texts for Functional English and Functional Maths.