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Added on 3 April 2022

A visually appealing double-sided A4 handout to aid L1 and L2 learners in their revision of language features and organisational features they will need to know for Edexcel FS exams.

Editor's note

Just beautiful! And very useful for end of year consolidation and revision.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE L1.12 Recognise that language & other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences & purposes
FE L2.14 Understand how textual features/devices can shape meaning for different audiences/purposes
FE L1.14 Understand organisational / structural features use to locate relevant information
FE L2.16 Understand organisational features & use to locate relevant information in a range of sources

Added on 16 March 2022

A short information text is followed by several pages of cloze exercises for Motor Vehicle students. To support subject knowledge, working out the meanings of technical vocabulary and learning subject specific spellings.

Editor's note

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.17 Read & understand a range of specialist words in context
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Added on 16 March 2022

A cloze exercise for Motor Vehicle students. To support subject knowledge, working out the meanings of technical vocabulary and learning subject specific spellings.

Editor's note

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.17 Read & understand a range of specialist words in context
FE E3.17 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE L1.21 Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life, including specialist words
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Added on 13 March 2022

Set of differentiated (pre)E1-E2 reading comprehension worksheets based on the quiz show Supermarket Sweep. If your learners are not familiar with the quiz game Alex suggests playing the introduction and then the 'trolley round' (17m40-20m) of this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FESeyvQHjTQ to introduce the lesson and stimulate discussion.

Editor's notes

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E2.7 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause
FE E2.11 Read & understand sentences with more than one clause
FE 1.14 Write letters of alphabet in sequence & in upper / lower case
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E1.12 Use capital letter for pronoun ‘I’ and proper nouns
FE E2.13 Use basic punctuation correctly (e.g. full stops, question, exclamation marks)
FE E3.14 Form irregular plurals
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

Added on 13 March 2022

This is a fun activity which encourages kinaesthetic learning and builds learner confidence in engaging with technology as well as using IT vocabulary. Learners are invited to share their experience of different types of international keyboards and use the interactive white board to annotate a QWERTY keyboard.

Editor's note

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E2.3d Give an explanation
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ESOL Ww/E2.1a Spell correctly majority of personal details & familiar common words
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT

Added on 11 March 2022

Added on 11 March 2022

GCSE AQA Language Paper 1 Question 3: this resource uses a pop music video (Stay by Shakespears Sister) to help students grasp the concept of analysing fictional texts for structure. Many students struggle to get to grips with the idea of structure; this activity is designed to demonstrate how stories are structured in a more visual way. There's a worksheet with links to three short video clips; students watch each clip and then make notes about what they see in the story (introduction of characters, setting, atmosphere / mood / tone, action, plot, etc). 

Level
GCSE L1-5
English
GCSE Reading A2 Analyse language & structure

Added on 10 March 2022

This is a fun activity which encourages learners to use IT vocabulary to identify common devices, emojis and icons. It includes a link to an on-screen Wordwall activity where they can test what they already know about devices and common computing icons. 

Editor's note

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
FE E2.12 Use illustrations, images & captions to locate information
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT

Added on 9 March 2022

Updated 24/3/22 10.30pm the writing resource is now available for download again. Apologies for any frustration. 11/3/22 3.00pm (typo fixed, page 3 question 8 writing assessment paper)

Two mega-sized Entry Level 1 Functional English assessments with a Mother's Day theme. Modelled closely on the Pearson-Edexcel assessments (but 1.5 times the size! ) but ideal pre-exam practice for any Awarding Organisation. 

Level
Entry Level 1
English
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE 1.14 Write letters of alphabet in sequence & in upper / lower case
FE E1.11 Punctuate simple sentences with capital letter & full stop
FE E1.12 Use capital letter for pronoun ‘I’ and proper nouns
FE E1.13 Use lower-case letters when there is no reason to use capital letters
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE 1.16 Communicate information in words, phrases & simple sentences
Context
Family and relationships
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Added on 7 March 2022

An interactive onscreen exercise plus two printable versions, created in Wordwall, to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) 2022.  IWD is held on March 8th  every year. In the on-screen version learners must drag each label to the correct area of the text. The first printable version is similar except learner must draw a line from each label to the correct spot on the text. The second version is more challenging (and may have more than one  set of correct answers!) as, in addition, the learner must describe each of the 12 features

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE L1.18 Use knowledge of punctuation to aid understanding of texts
FE L1.19 Use a range of punctuation correctly (e.g. full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, possessive apostrophes)
FE L2.20 Punctuate writing correctly using a wide range of punctuation markers e.g. colons, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes, quotation marks
FE L1.14 Understand organisational / structural features use to locate relevant information
FE L2.16 Understand organisational features & use to locate relevant information in a range of sources
Context
Equality and safeguarding