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Welcombe Hills School

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Functional Skills

What is it? 

Functional skills are qualifcations based on 100% internally assessed tests in English, Maths and ICT. Students can achieve at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. Occasionally we have students who will also work towards Level 1 in an area. 


Who is it for? 

  • Learners who may find it difficult to access GCSE qualifications
  • Learners with learning difficulties
  • Adult returners.


Which students at Welcombe Hills do Functional Skills?

Pupils following the formal curriculum undertake Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT qualifications.

Pupils folloiwng the semi-formal curriculum who have the capability to undertake a Functional Skills qualification at Entry Level 1 in one or more areas are also expected to do so.