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English Functional Skills
Functional Skills for all centres in England
Functional Skills qualifications are available to all centres in England
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in England.
The Levels 1 & 2 assessments will take the form of two one-hour examinations assessing Reading and Writing. Speaking, Listening and Communication is internally assessed. Functional Skills English (Entry Level) is externally set and moderated, and internally assessed.
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To obtain copies of past assessment, please login at the secure website.
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Dates for internal assessment standardising CPD for the next academic year will be published shortly. Examination review will be provided online; further details will be issued in due course.
The Department for Education has recently revised the criteria which must be met for qualifications to attract performance points. Unfortunately, for the 2014 performance measures, FS qualifications are not of the requisite size and therefore will not count in these tables after 2013.
WJEC will continue to provide FS qualifications at all levels as centres have shown that the demand is there for a rigorous and pertinent assessment for the range of learners following these courses.
WJEC are pleased to offer Functional Skills English, Reading and Writing Levels 1 and 2 as either paper-based or on-screen assessments. The on-screen option gives access to a growing bank of past papers, including a familiarisation test, allowing your centre to schedule and run these on demand.
For a demonstration test and further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura Crook on 02920 265328.
Submission of Marks for Centre-Assessed Examination Components
The online system for the submission of marks and the identification of samples in centre-assessed units will be applied to Functional Skills Entry Level English and Functional Skills English levels 1&2 Speaking, Listening & Communication.
If you require further information / clarification on the online system, please contact the FS Administration Section: email@example.com or 029 2026 5128 or see the Speaking and Listening Circular - Sampling Method.
Functional Skills English Levels 1&2 and Entry Level from September 2012
- Subscribe to the Functional Skills e-bulletin.
- Sign up to our Functional Skills Twitter feed for teachers.
NEW! Training and guidance on Functional Skills English assessment and teaching is now available in video form. View the four short videos to help your delivery of Functional Skills English:
Useful documents for teachers:
The interactive whiteboard scheme of work is now available on our secure website.
Accredited Specifications / SAMs - From September 2010
Speaking, Listening and Communication Tasks
The Speaking, Listening and Communication tasks for levels 1&2 and Entry 1,2 and 3 are available on the secure website, along with the SLC DVD Commentary for Levels 1&2.
Log in and click on 'Resources PDF Downloads' and then 'Controlled Assessment Material'. The Functional Skills English Level 1 & 2 SLC tasks that are available for the November 2012 and May 2013 assessments can be found under 'Functional Skills - English', and the Entry Level tasks under 'Functional Skills - English Entry Level'.
Teacher Guidance / Support
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Nov 2012
- FS Entry Level English Chief Moderator's Report Nov 2012
- FS Entry Level English Chief Moderator's Report Summer 2012
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Summer 2012
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Nov 2011
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Summer 2011
- FS Entry Level English Chief Examiner's Report Summer 2011
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Nov 2010
- FS Entry Level English Chief Examiner's Report Nov 2010
- FS English 1&2 Chief Examiner's Report Summer 2010
- FS Entry Level English Chief Examiner's Report Summer 2010
Functional Skills Administration Section
Tel: 029 2026 5128 or 029 2026 5180
Subject Officer - Julia Harrison
Tel: 029 2026 5074
Subject Support Officer - Fleur Andrews
Tel: 029 2026 5070