Exam tips and help

Tips and hints for literacy/English and/or numeracy/maths exams and assessments.

This is a handout aimed at L1 Functional English learners.
It contains guidance on the reading and writing exam content. Plus some useful tips on maximising marks in the 9 key areas that an examiner looks at.
Although written for Level 1 it would also serve as a useful reminder for Level 2 students.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
General
Exam tips and help

A very clever PPT that simulates the format of the NCFE online Adult Literacy tests (which are quite different to the Move On practice tests) in order to familiarise learners with the screens and experience the zoom function. It also provides useful exam practice for all L1 and L2 Literacy students – no matter which awarding body is being used. There are five sample texts accompanied by 10 multiple choice questions.

Level
L2
L1
English
Reading
General
Exam tips and help

A a wonderful way to get across the importance of reading questions carefully. Cleverly combines 6 typical, misunderstood L1/2 multiple choice questions with related optical illusions. Makes a great introduction to a revision session.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Exam tips and help

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the E3 multiple choice test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Entry 3 numeracy student.
Note you can read more about the E3 multiple choice tests on our related blog post

Level
E3
Maths
Data Handling
Common Measures
Number
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Exam tips and help

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Level 1 numeracy student (who should also refer to the E3 tips below).

Level
L1
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Number
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Exam tips and help

Written for ESOL students with good basic numeracy skills who were taking the test without attending numeracy classes. However these notes are brilliant for any Level 2 numeracy student (who should also refer to the Level 1 notes – see below).

Level
L2
Maths
Data Handling
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space
Number
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Exam tips and help

Move – On learner guide is a great step by step illustrated 11 page booklet, ideal for students preparing for L1 or L2 Literacy and Numeracy tests. How to register, find the practice exam questions and keep track of results/progress.

Level
L1
L2
General
Exam tips and help

Great advice for students doing L1 or L2 adult numeracy exams.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Exam tips and help

Written with dyslexic learners in mind but useful for all learners working up to the L1 and 2 adult literacy exams. A special focus on grammar questions.

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
General
Dyslexia support
Exam tips and help

Seven fantastic pages for anyone that needs to get down to some revision!

Level
L1
L2
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Exam tips and help