Functional Skills text books are a rare commodity and this pair of Level 2 Functional English books fills a well-needed gap. They’ve been written with the Edexcel on-screen reading and writing assessments in mind, but are ideal for learners taking paper-based or online Functional Skills assessments from any awarding body.
The books are cleverly designed so that each page in the revision guide matches to the same numbered page in the workbook. Learners can study a topic in the Revision Guide, attempt the ‘Now try this’ questions and then move on to the corresponding page in the Workbook for further practice. Answers are included at the back of each book, along with copious sample texts and tasks, and exam style questions.
All aspects of the Level 2 reading and writing criteria are covered. Speaking and listening is not included.
Educational establishments can buy these in bulk at the incredibly low price of £2.49 (RRP is £5.99). You can also buy them individually from many major booksellers such as Amazon and Waterstones.
An added bonus is that the Revision Guide (but not the workbook) comes with an access code to an online version – ideal for displaying on a smartboard (see image 3).
I also have a pair of Entry Level 3 Maths book in the same series that I’ll be reviewing shortly.