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This revision aid for L1/L2 (mainly L2) Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills maths gives a side-by-side comparison of perimeter, area and volume, the sort of units that would be involved with each and a worked Functional Skills example of each with a PAV mnemonic for remembering which is which. I have also looked through the last few years of Pearson Edexcel FS for the sorts of questions that require each one. 
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Editor's note

Level
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L2.3 Evaluate expressions and make substitutions in given formulae in words and symbols
FM L2.16 Calculate perimeters and areas of 2-D shapes including triangles and circles and composite shapes including non-rectangular shapes (formulae given except for triangles and circles)
FM L2.17 Use formulae to find volumes and surface areas of 3-D shapes including cylinders (formulae to be given for 3-D shapes other than cylinders)
GCSE G14 (use units of measure)
GCSE G16 (area, volume)
GCSE G17 (circles, perimeter)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Lovely introduction to nouns, verbs and adjectives. For E2-3 ESOL and Literacy.
Start with the PPT which is based on a very tasty bakery theme and includes information and examples for students to work through. Follow this with the handout and a highlighting exercise.

Level
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E3.1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Rs/E3.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Lovely vocational workbook that is also ideal for embedding Entry Level Functional English reading. Covers the five main food groups with comprehension questions on each page. Plus a final food sorting / (optional) alphabetical order activity to check learning. Fully mapped to E2-E3 English with detailed tips and ideas for embedding the E2-E3 reading Skill Standards.

Level
E3
E2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

  • the layout of formal and informal letters
  • formal and informal language
  • typical vocabulary for formal letters
  • sentences and paragraphs
  • writing a range of letters
  • revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services

One handout with the main rules of using speech marks and one worksheet for learners to practise applying these rules.

I used these with a strong L1 literacy group who had little prior knowledge of the rules for speech marks. They generally did well with re-writing some unpunctuated sentences I gave them but got a bit confused with the attached exercise on Prince William and Kate Middleton (they used speech marks inside the speech bubbles). This may need to be demonstrated in front of the group first. However, it did produce some very funny writing.

Level
L2
L1
English
Ws/L2.4
Ws/L1.3
Context
News, Politics & Government items

An embedded numeracy resource written for catering students. Provides conversion information and step by step examples for resizing recipes (up or down). Four genuine recipes plus a conversion exercise.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A beautiful five page handout designed to help students write clear descriptions and learn key technical vocabulary – examples include British cheese, cuts of vegetables and a wonderful mind map showing key quality points to look for in cuts of meat and poultry. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.2
Rw/L2.1
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

5 page information- and work-book written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project. (Covers alphabetical order and word meanings).

Level
E3
L1
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/L1.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Writing a formal letter (in order to arrange an interview with a local hospitality provider) provides all key points as a mindmap and (for linear thinkers) as a bulleted list. Plus layout guide and a ‘jumbled sheet’ to sort out! Suitable for all areas – not just catering/hospitality.

Level
L1
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

6 page pack of examples, proof reading tasks and excellent explicit examples of how to rewrite sentences (written in the 1st person) to the more formal 3rd person. Written for NVQ 1-2 catering students working on their ‘local hospitality provision’ project but suitable for other report writing tasks.

Level
L2
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service