Open Awards Functional Skills English Level 2 Past Papers

The Open Awards Functional Skills English Level 2 exam is an online functional skills exam. Candidates are given access to the exam portal, and sit the exam from home over an internet connection. The structure of the exam is the same as offline exams: two exams, one reading and one writing. The reading exam focuses on analysis of sources, posing questions about the content, linguistic features and comparisons of sources. The writing exam asks two questions, each of which require a long-form written solution.

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Open Awards 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 60 Marks 1 Hour
Total Total - 90 Marks 2 Hours

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What topic areas are covered in the exam?

Both questions on paper 2 are worth 30 marks, so candidates are encouraged to take 30 minutes on each task.

The Open Awards Functional Skills English Level 2 exam assesses the following skills:

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

There are 30 marks available for reading, 36 marks available for writing, and 24 marks available for spelling, punctuation and grammar. This means that skill in all of these areas is essential for exam success.

To complete the Open Awards Functional Skills English Level 2 exam, candidates will also participate in a speaking, listening and communication controlled assessment.

Open Awards Functional Skills English Level 2: Key Details

Qualification Title Open Awards Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/4605/X
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.