Functional Skills English & Maths (14-16 Programme)

About the course

Functional Skills is based on the practical application of maths and English through problem solving questioning related to life situations. Students can be entered at level one or two depending on their achievement levels. Students who are 14 at the start of this programme; those who are not expected to achieve a grade A*-C in GCSE in the limited delivery time or those lacking confidence will be considered for this qualification. Students who successfully achieve this programme will gain accredited qualifications. Students will be made an offer based on initial assessment at interview. They will then undertake a more in depth assessment and period of monitoring in the first 6 weeks to ensure they have been put onto the correct English and maths qualification and level. Any changes to the course applied for either at interview or during the first 6 weeks will first be discussed with parents and students.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.

For home educated applicants your Parent or Guardian must complete the Home Educated Form and return before your application will be processed.

Learning and assessment

These qualifications are assessed by examination. Myerscough sets the exam dates based on student progress. There is one maths exam. English has three elements:

Reading online test

Writing online test

Speaking and Listening - internal assessment.

Students require pens, paper, files and a calculator. Access to an internet enabled computer outside of lesson time is essential.

Progression

Year 10 students who successfully achieve this qualification may if appropriate move onto the GCSE provision for year 11 or if they achieve level one move onto level two functional skills. Students must undertake both courses they cannot select either English or Maths. This qualification is recognised by post 16 providers so can be used when applying for full time courses/apprenticeships.

Special requirements

Students must be Home Educated and ideally 14 before August 31st of their start year. Students who just miss this date may be considered on an individual basis. Students must be prepared to complete additional study outside of their lesson time. Entry onto this programme can either be alongside a vocational application or as standalone qualification.

STUDENTS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR A VOCATIONAL PROGRAMME WHO ALSO WISH TO STUDY ENGLISH AND MATHS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A SEPERATE ENGLISH AND MATHS APPLICATION. THERE IS A BOX ON THE APPLICATION FORM PART B WHICH ALLOWS VOCATIONAL APPLICATIONS TO INDICATE AN INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAMME.