13 March 2016

Suitable for Purpose Questions in the New Level 2 Functional Skills English

Change is in the air for Functional Skills English.  OK, it’s a done deal and while there was a pattern to the old exam a new one is emerging.  One of the ‘new’ questions is where students must say why one of three texts is most suitable for a given purpose.

It’s a bit of a misleading question, if you ask me. It seems to demand that all three texts are revisited when, in truth, that is not the case. If you are told which is the most suitable for something, why look at the other texts?  Anyway, this is usually going to be question 4 in the exam.

This video covers the question as it currently appears in the Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills Reading exam.  It also gives students the opportunity to have a go at three example questions at the end.  Have fun!

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