Supporting learners with Functional Skills Writing

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Hello and welcome to Pearson’s Functional Skills blog for April 2021. This month we will be looking at all things writing, from what the learners need to know to how to improve their skills. 

Level 1st Time Pass Rate Overall Pass Rate
1 66.8% 46.5%
2 70.6% 53.0%



Persuade Commands Rule of Three Direct Address
  Repetition Adjectives Questions
Instruct Command Direct Address Questions
Describe Adjectives Rule of Three First Person
Inform Dates Statistics Quotations
Activity Longer Task Shorter Task
Planning 5 Minutes 3 Minutes
Writing 25 Minutes 19 Minutes
Proofreading 5 Minutes 3 Minutes