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Our new English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills draft Centre Handbook/ Specifications and sample assessment materials are now available online.
OCR has been at the forefront of developing functional skills assessments. Since 2007, we have been successfully running a three year functional skills pilot, helping centres make nearly 75,000 entries in all three subjects at all levels: Entry Level, Level 1and Level 2.
Experience, backed up by extensive research and evaluation from our pilot, gives us a unique insight into what functionality means to assessment design.
Throughout our pilot we've used open ended, task based assessment and this approach is supported by the revised functional skills qualification and subject criteria published by Ofqual.
Our pilot assessments have closely aligned to the standards from the initial stages of the pilot. This means that our assessment approach will be fundamentally the same from September 2010.
Download our draft centre handbook/specifications and sample assessment materials for:
Important note: Our draft specification and sample assessment materials are pre-accredited versions and are not for use in the delivery of functional skills English. Versions for use in delivery will only be provided when accreditation is received from Ofqual.