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Functional Skills English


Mr Weetman

Entry Requirement: 

This qualification is for students who have achieved a grade 2 or below in GCSE English Language

Course Overview: 

Functional Skills English is designed to further improve and enhance personal skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It should allow progress from grade 2 or below in GCSE up to a full level 2 qualification. This qualification is for anyone who has not yet achieved GCSE English at grade 3.

Functional skills English helps to develop the language skills necessary for a wide range of further study. It can be used in combination with a wide range of other subjects. A pass grade at Level is accepted by many institutions as the equivalent of a grade 4 in English GCSE Language.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 1 year
Exam Board: AQA  

Functional Skills 8720 8725
Exams in January and March

Qualification Gained: 

Level 2 Functional Skills in English

Career Opportunities: 

The Level 2 qualification is considered a prerequisite for many courses and is often a requirement for many employers.