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SLC: Key SLC Skills

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SLC: Key SLC Skills Revision

Key Skills


To ace your exam, think about how you can use all of the SLC knowledge you now have, to achieve maximum marks!

Remember that you will be assessed on all three areas:

 

Speaking, Listening and Communicating

 

Read the page below for some functional skills english level 2 speaking and listening examples to help you with your exam!

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Understanding what topics you need to revise is essential. Our subject knowledge assessment assessment tests your knowledge on key topic areas and suggests what you need to revise. 

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In a Nutshell


 

You will need to do each of these in order to tick the boxes (literally!):

 

  • Respond with detailed and thoughtful answers to questions

 

  • Ask relevant questions

 

  • Follow narratives

 

  • Extract key information from others

 

  • Use appropriate language for the context

 

  • Communicate effectively

 

  • Use evidence to support answers

 

  • Make strong contributions

 

  • Adapt to different styles

 


 

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Speaking


 

1. Speak clearly and confidently when delivering your presentation

SO

others can hear and understand you correctly.

 


 

2. Also, make sure you have a structure when presenting.

BECAUSE

if other learners and the assessor fail to understand your presentation, it means you do not meet the criteria for communicating ideas effectively.

 


 

3. Lastly, try not to repeat content.

BECAUSE

This will weaken your arguments and make it less likely that you will present a balance of opinions.

 


 

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Note:

  • You are allowed to have notes, but make sure you are not reading off a script, as this is more about your SLC, not reading skills!
  • Make these notes in the order you will present them, so it is easier to follow and so that your presentation has structure.

Listening


 

You must also ensure you are listening to other presentations thoroughly.

 

This is because you will need to:

 

1.Ask questions during the Q+A

 

2.Talk through each presentation during the discussion task

 

Note down key points from other presentations so that you are able to generate questions – the more detail the better!

 


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Communicating


 

During the discussion task especially, it is crucial you can show strong communication skills.

 

This may include:

 

1. Making constructive contributions

= Do this so you can move the discussion forward. Being constructive includes exploring all ideas and even proposing suggestions on how to improve.

 

2. Interjecting or redirecting discussions appropriately

= Don’t interrupt others even if you are too excited to share! Also make sure you voice your own thoughts instead of relying on others to ask!

 

3. Using the correct language and register

= Use appropriate language to the context.

 


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Could you pass your functional skills English level 2?

Wondering if you are ready to pass your functional skills English level 2? Why not take a subject knowledge assessment test and see if you are ready to pass. Anything around 60% would be a pass.

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Example: SLC


 

What is wrong with the following response?

 

“I think my idea is the best because I know my idea is the best and it should be chosen.”

 

Although it may have been ‘the best’, the speaker has come to a concrete decision before exploring the other ideas.

 

This would mean that the assessment requirements of making relevant and constructive contributions would not be met.

 

As a result, the student would be unlikely to pass the exam.

 


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