FE E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts
There is ambiguity over the definition of an organisational marker.
The DfE Reformed FS English Content document does not include the term in its glossary but Pearson (Edexcel) are more helpful. In their L1-2 Glossary (Pearson-Edexcel Functional Skills English specification 2019-2020), which expands on the DfE version, it is defined as "Words and phrases used to link ideas within and across paragraphs to achieve cohesion, e.g. firstly, however, despite this, in addition… ; on the other hand, as a result, what is more, because of this, in conclusion."
However, the glossary in the Edexcel Entry English specification defines organisational markers as: "At Entry Level, this can be interpreted as being synonymous with organisational features". Organisational features are defined in the DfE glossary as: "Refers to those visual aspects of text that give a clue to its status and to its relation to other pieces of text. Such features include: contents pages, chapter headings and other sub-headings, bullet-point lists, captions to photographs and illustrations, text presented in special display boxes, tables, footnotes, indexes, etc." Other awarding organisations seem to be using the same or similar interpretations.