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Functional Skills Sample Assessment Papers

Sample Assessment marked papers

Assessment

  • Assessments require the learner to use their processing skills.
  • Each assessment will present the learner with a real life scenario.
  • Learners will be asked to perform task based, or task and test based assessments and provide responses. 
  • Assessments can involve the use of the PC, calculator, dictionary etc. – just as they would in a work placed scenario. However it must conducted in an exam/test environment with invigilation.

Functional Skills assessments are more task-based and modelled on real life situations. Unlike Key Skills, Functional Skills do not have multiple choice, on-screen assessments or a portfolio.

How are assessments set and marked?

  • Maths, ICT and English reading and writing - learners are required to pass an externally set and marked assessment.
  • English SLC will be externally set but internally marked.

See below for example papers for Levels 1 and 2 English (reading and writing), Maths and ICT and relevant documentation. Further information can be found under the Functional Skills Qualifications area.

L1 and L2 English reading and writing (available on-screen and paper-based)

L1 English (reading)

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L1 English (writing)

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L2 English (reading)

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L2 English (writing)

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English SLC – sample assessments and resources

SLC is a test of spoken English. The tasks below can be used for the SLC component or can be adapted if the centre wishes to develop their own. Please see centre guidance (below) for more details.

L1 English (SLC)

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Centre guidance and setting specification (including tasks)

 

Level 2 English (SLC)

 

Example tasks
Centre guidance and setting specification (including tasks)

SLC training for Assessor guidance

SLC training videos have been designed for assessor guidance to support the assessment of the SLC component. Assessors will be approved to carry out SLC assessments once IMI are satisfied that they have completed the training.

Level 1 and 2 Maths (available on-screen and paper-based)

L1 Maths

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Commentary Sample Paper (good candidate)

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L2 Maths

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ICT  (available on-screen and paper-based)

ICT Onscreen Learner Guidance       ICT Invigilation Guidance

Please note L1 and L2 ICT will consist of:    

  • An initial session (A) with internet access
  • A longer session (B) with no internet access.

L1 ICT

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Level 2 ICT

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