NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2 Past Papers

The NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2 exam is in the form of two papers: a reading paper and a writing paper. The reading paper contains both multiple choice questions and written answer questions, with longer written answer questions near the end. The questions test skills of inference, comparison and spotting linguistic features. The writing paper contains two long-form questions, requiring comprehensive written solutions, where you are assessed both on writing skill and on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

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NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2 Past Papers: At a Glance

Exam Marks Time
Paper 1 Paper 1 Reading 30 Marks 1 Hour
Paper 2 Paper 2 Writing 44 Marks 1 Hour
Total Total - 74 Marks 2 Hours

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NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

Both questions on paper 2 are worth 22 marks, so candidates are expected to spend around 30 minutes on each of them.

The NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2 exam assesses these key skills:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Spelling, punctuation and grammar

There are 30 marks available for reading, 26 marks available for writing and 18 marks available for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Candidates also need to complete a speaking, listening and communicating exam to complete the NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2.

NCFE Functional Skills English Level 2: Key Details

Qualification Title NCFE Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/5054/4
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 66 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.