Functional Skills English 8720,8725

About Functional Skills English 8720,8725 Syllabus

Specification at a glance

Subject content

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking, listening and communicating

Assessments

AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English are modular. Learners can sit all three assessments in their chosen level in different series, but they must pass all three to gain the qualification.

Paper 1: Reading

What’s assessed

All the scope of study statements for Reading at the appropriate level

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour
  • Paper based
  • Level 1 – 26 marks
  • Level 2 – 30 marks
  • 33.3% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Set and marked by AQA

Questions

A mix of question styles, including multiple choice and short response

Paper 2: Writing

What’s assessed

All the scope of study statements for Writing at the appropriate level

How it’s assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour
  • Paper based
  • Level 1 – 27 marks
  • Level 2 – 30 marks
  • 33.3% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Set and marked by AQA

Questions

Two writing tasks, including 12 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Learners must not have access to dictionaries or any spelling or grammar aid

Non-exam assessment: Speaking, listening and communicating

What’s assessed

All the scope of study statements for Speaking, listening and communicating at the appropriate level

How it’s assessed

  • Tasks set by centre in line with AQA guidelines
  • Marked by centre using pass criteria
  • 33.3% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in English

Questions

  • One presentation task
  • One discussion task

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