Open Awards Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2, 3 Past Papers

Open Awards Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 exams are partitioned into two sections, Reading and Writing. The Reading section of your Open awards Functional Skills Entry Level exam assesses your ability to extract information from multiple types and styles of texts, while for the Writing section, you will need to form your own texts, which will allow the assessor to gauge your literary capability, as well as your spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The allocation of time and marks in exams is as below:

  • Entry Level 1:
    • Reading – 40 minutes, 12 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 8 marks
    • Writing – 40 minutes, 30 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 19 marks
  • Entry Level 2:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 16 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 10 marks
    • Writing – 45 minutes, 34 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 22 marks
  • Entry Level 3:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 18 marks
    • Reading Pass Mark – 12 marks
    • Writing – 50 minutes, 36 marks
    • Writing Pass Mark – 24 marks

For Open Awards Functional Skills English exams, reading papers allow you to use a suitable dictionary, but writing papers do not.

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

Qualification Title Open Awards Entry Level Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 1/2/3)
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4894/X (Level 1), 603/4895/1 (Level 2), 603/4896/3 (Level 3)
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 55 hours (Level 1), 60 hours (Levels 2 and 3)
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.