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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 contains one mandatory unit and is externally set and assessed. The qualification is suitable for learners who wish to be recognized for their achievement of a wide range of mathematical skills for use in every day life.
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 is a regulatory document for centres delivering Functional Skills and Digital Employability exams.
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See how Cambridge Progression units map to Functional Skills and topics within the 2015 English and maths GCSE specifications.
This guide shows the free resources available from NRICH mapped to Functional Skills mathematics.
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An interactive Functional Skills Maths course for Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. All the delivery for the qualification is offered through film production, high quality content which sits on an interactive, easy to use platform. The platform alerts tutors if learners are struggling so they can be offered further support, either on a 1-1 basis or through video conferencing (which is also built into the platform). A new way of learning for a new generation of technology focused learners and also for previous generations who have struggled to learn in a traditional way.
Publication date: Feb 2017