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OCR has been at the forefront of developing functional skills assessments. This experience has given us a unique insight into what functionality means to assessment design. This qualification assesses speaking, listening, communication, reading and writing.It is also suitable for those who wish to apply their English skills to a range of unfamiliar contexts, through discussions, exchanges, texts and through written communication.
We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the Centre Handbook and Admin Guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.
This a regulatory document for centres delivering Functional Skills, Cambridge Progression and Digital Employability exams.
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The teaching and learning resources on this page must not be used for summative assessment purposes. As part of our teaching we expect support to be given to your learners; such support is not permissible for summative assessment and is likely to be considered malpractice.
This guide gives a range of ideas for lessons structured by learning outcome for this unit.
This resource gives additional guidance about the speaking and listening entry level, level 1 and level 2 units.
See how Cambridge Progression units map to Functional Skills and topics within the 2015 English and maths GCSE specifications.