Functional Skills English Level 1
Level 1 English is a government accredited English course equivalent to GCSE English grade GCSE ‘pass’ grade 1 to 3 (grade D-G). Find out more about Functional Skills English Level 1.
What is Functional Skills English Level 1?
Functional Skills English Level 1 uses practical, easy-to-understand situations to help you improve your writing, reading, listening and speaking.
Level 1 English is popular for people who need to improve English skills before starting level 2 English. Level 2 English is equivalent to GCSE English grade 4 to 9 (A* to C on the old GCSE grading system).
You may have personal reasons for improving their English skills. For example;
- To help your children with their English homework and revision
- Or to improve your skills and confidence with English for day-to-day tasks
Find out more about Functional Skills English Level 1 using the links below:
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Revision
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Past Papers
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Online Course
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Awarding Bodies
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Equivalent
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Test
- Functional Skills English Level 1 Syllabus
Online English Courses Level 1 & Level 2
Level 1 English
Functional Skills English Level 1 is equivalent to a GCSE English grade 1 to 3 (D to G ).
English Level 2 course is popular with adults who failed GCSE English.
Level 2 English
We’ve already helped 1,000’s of adults pass their Functional Skills English Level 2 with the support of our friendly, experienced English tutors.
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Initial Assessment for English
An Initial Assessment for English will assess your current English skill level.
The Initial Assessment is a short test to help us tailor your personal English course.
Level 1 English: Modules & Units?
During your Functional Skills English Level 1 course, you’ll improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The Level 1 English syllabus includes the following units:
Vocabulary and Word Recognition
Finding the meaning of unfamiliar words
Different vocabulary for different context
Grammar and Punctuation
Understanding punctuation when reading
Apostrophes and missing letters
Reading and grammar
Reading Comprehension 1
Reading and understanding
Types of text, their purposes and the language they use
Reading for pleasure
Fact sheet: layout and characteristics
Reading Comprehension 2
Understanding the right level of detail
Scanning and skimming
Ways to improve your spelling
Spell it out – homophones
Grammar and Punctuation
The power of punctuation
Writing and Grammar 1
Using correct grammar: verbs
Linking sentences together
Writing and Grammar 2
Planning and drafting your writing
Focus your writing
Choosing language to suit your needs
Writing and Grammar 3
Fact sheet: producing legible text
Using formatting and images in your writing
Using lists and bullets in your writing
Writing letters and emails
Speaking and Listening
Listen and Respond
Listening for relevant information
Listening on the phone
Following along and responding
Providing feedback and checking that you understand
Speak to Communicate
Presenting your ideas
Explaining and describing
Questions and answers
Engage in Discussion
Taking part in discussions
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