Functional Skills English

  • Teaching from: September 2019
  • Exams from: January 2020
  • Specification code: 8720 8725
  • QAN code: 603/4284/5 (Level 1); 603/4285/7 (Level 2)

This specification for Functional Skills English Level 1 and Level 2 (8720, 8725), is designed to equip learners with the life skills they need to succeed. It aims to ensure learners can communicate with confidence and independence and offers excellent preparation for employment and further education.

Often a learner’s first recognised qualification in English, this course can be used in preparation for GCSE English Language. There are no prior learning requirements for this pass/fail qualification.

Specification

Specification at a glance

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Teaching resources

Plan

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Assess

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Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

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Key dates

  • 10 January 2020 Non-exam assessment deadline for Functional Skills Functional Skills English Level 2 (8725S)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 10 January 2020 Non-exam assessment deadline for Functional Skills Functional Skills English Level 1 (8720S)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 14 January 2020 Exam for Functional Skills English Level 1 Writing (8720W)
    Series: January 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h

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