Insight

  • Research, Results and Digital learning

    Hello and welcome to an update on Reformed Functional Skills.

    This month we have been doing some future gazing about what might be happening in the world of post 16 English and maths from September 2020 onwards.

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  • 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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