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As you may be aware, both Ofqual and the DfE have recently held public consultations regarding the reform of Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths at all levels. It is intended that the reformed qualifications are available for first teach in September 2019.
We are fully engaged with both consultations and intend to continue to offer the full provision of reformed Functional Skills. We will keep you updated of intentions and outcomes as they progress.
Please refer to the centre timeline for more information.
Split into three levels, these qualifications recognise achievement at entry level. Learners at Entry 1 will have abilities that range from the most elementary to using their understanding to relate to the immediate environment. Entry 2 learners will have skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out simple, familiar tasks with guidance. Learners at Entry 3 will have mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out structured tasks in familiar contexts.
We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the centre handbook and admin guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.
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See how Cambridge Progression and Functional Skills units map to the 2015 GCSE (9-1) English and Maths specifications.
This guide shows the free resources available from NRICH mapped to Functional Skills mathematics.
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
An interactive Functional Skills Maths course for Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. All the delivery for the qualification is offered through film production, high quality content which sits on an interactive, easy to use platform. The platform alerts tutors if learners are struggling so they can be offered further support, either on a 1-1 basis or through video conferencing (which is also built into the platform). A new way of learning for a new generation of technology focused learners and also for previous generations who have struggled to learn in a traditional way.
Publication date: Feb 2017