Functional Skills

Subject: Functional Skills
Teacher who leads the subject: Mrs J Collins-Ballands

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Why study Key Skills?

This option supports the GCSE curriculum and enables students to reflect on their learning.

Within the Key Skills option are two subjects:

  • Accelerated Maths which is an ASDAN course, and is studied in year 10.
  • Functional Skills English at Level 2 is studied in year 11.

Accelerated Maths underpins the knowledge and skills required for GCSE maths. It allows pupils to reinforce their learning in this subject. Accelerated Maths is coursework based; challenges need to be completed to pass the course.

Functional Skills English reflects the skills required for GCSE English, whilst enabling students to work at a slightly slower pace. The course is broken down into reading, writing, speaking, listening and communicating which are all required elements of the assessment. There is an exam at the end of this course.

Students considering this course must discuss with Mrs Collins-Ballands