Insight

  • Lessons Learnt

    Hello and welcome to an update on reformed Functional Skills English and maths.

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  • Education in the Time of Covid-19

    (with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

    Hello and welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths.

    Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the last nine weeks discussing the current situation with colleagues in education predicting the impact and ramifications of Covid on our sector. With all the normal caveats of a fast-moving and uncertain situation firmly in place, this is a summary of these conversations and looks at the bigger topics of discussion.

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  • Reformed Functional Skills | Standard Setting

    Hello and welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and Maths.

    This September saw the introduction of the Pearson reformed Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths. There have been changes to both content and assessment structure from the legacy qualifications to the reformed qualifications, however there was no intention from the regulator Ofqual, for there to be a change in the standard of the qualifications.

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  • Reformed Functional Skills | Entry Level

    Hello and welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths.

    As with the rest of the suite, reformed Entry Level Functional Skills were introduced in September 2019 and with the reform came numerous changes to the assessments.

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