Edexcel Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2, 3 Past Papers

Edexcel Functional Skills English Entry Level exams are divided into two parts, Reading and Writing. The Reading part of your Functional Skills Entry Level exam analyses your ability to extract information from various types and styles of texts, whilst the Writing exam will require you to select appropriate statements, as well as producing your own texts to demonstrate your spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The split of marks and time in these exams exams is listed below:

  • Entry Level 1:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 16 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 12 marks
    • Writing – 50 minutes, 30 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 21 marks
  • Entry Level 2:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 20 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 14 marks
    • Writing – 50 minutes, 35 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 24 marks
  • Entry Level 3:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 24 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 17 marks
    • Writing – 50 minutes, 36 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 25 marks

For the Edexcel Functional Skills English Entry Level exams, the reading papers allow the use of a dictionary, however the writing papers do not.

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Edexcel Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2, 3: Key Details

Qualification Title Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry Level 1/2/3
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4286/9 (Level 1), 603/4287/0 (Level 2), 603/4288/2 (Level 3)
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 60 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 55 hours
Assessment type Assessment type Externally set, on-demand assessment.
Grading Grading The qualification is graded Pass/Fail.
Entry requirements Entry requirements No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required.