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Functional Skills and GCSE in English & Maths

All learners still to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or Functional Skills at level 2 continue to study English and Mathematics.

Functional skills focus on both the underpinning skills as well as the ability to apply maths and English in different real contexts.  

These qualifications are available in English and Mathematics at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. Each qualification is assessed independently and learners will follow each subject at a level appropriate to their starting point in that subject.

Entry Requirements:
Initial diagnostic testing will indicate the appropriate level to progress and the most appropriate to each individual’s needs.

Functional Maths E1, E2, E3, Levels 1 and 2
Functional skills qualifications in Mathematics focus on three areas: using numbers, understanding money, measures and shapes, and showing data.

These support, for example, understanding personal finance issues and developing problem solving skills.

Functional English E1, E2, E3, Levels 1 and 2
Functional skills qualifications in English assess three components: speaking and listening, reading and writing.

These skills are based around practical and vocational contexts, for example having the confidence to join discussions, reading to find information and completing forms.

GCSE English

Students that have achieved a Grade 3 at GCSE may wish to take GCSE English to boost their grade, over a one or two year timeframe. 

GCSE Maths

Students that have achieved a Grade 3 at GCSE may wish to take GCSE Maths.

Duration:
Functional skills qualifications are designed to help each individual develop at their own pace. Duration of course is dependent on each individual’s ability and progression.

Progression:
On successfully completing a qualification progression to the next suitable level is included in the student’s overall programme. 

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