Assessment material

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

This aural check was used to assess learners before they attended my intensive 1:1 support / revision sessions for the Level 1 Functional Maths exam. These were generally students that I had not met or taught before.

Level
L1
Maths
Functional Maths

A comprehensive list of Level 1 maths topics and descriptions.

Students to match the correct description to each topic. Then RAG (red, amber, green) rate their skills for each one using colour stickers. You can then use results to work on “Top 3 trickiest” skills, etc.

Editor’s note Ideal for start of the term or year, and also for final revision.

Level
L1
Maths
Functional Maths
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

This is a reading from a BBC site with questions based on the Edexcel L1 Functional Skills reading paper and a writing task. The topic is ‘Mothering Sunday’. It describes the history and gives information about traditional food.

Editor’s note
Very comprehensive. All aspects of L1 reading are covered – not just “reading for detail”.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English - reading
Context
History

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Functional English - reading
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History

I have created a paper based initial assessment for ICT to identify if students should be working towards Level 1 or Level 2.

Level
L2
L1
E3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
General ICT resources
Functional ICT

Set of resources created by myself and colleague, David Bayne , to help students use Word, Excel and Access. We wanted students to practise for the Level 2 ICT Functional Skills exams, using a method that would be familiar to them. They all drive cars and need to get them serviced, so this seemed a suitable area to use.

Level
L2
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

24 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers tables, (dual) bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, misleading charts, presenting data, tallies.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
Functional Maths - handling information and data
Data Handling

20 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers mean, mode, median and range.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
Functional Maths - handling information and data

21 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Covers reading scales, time, money (profit and loss), area, negative numbers,
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
Most questions are Level 2 but a few are lower.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Common Measures

12 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.
Ideal for assessment or revision.

Editor’s note
No answer sheet.
This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

Level
L2
Maths
AN N1/L2.4
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system