Exam Dates 2017
|19/05/2017||9.30am||45 mins||Hall/Space||English Reading L1|
|19/05/2017||9.30am||1 hour||Hall/Space||English Reading L2|
|19/05/2017||1.00pm||45 mins||Hall/Space||English Writing L1|
|19/05/2017||1.00pm||1 hour||Hall/Space||English Writing L2|
|25/05/2017||9.30am||1 hr 30 mins||Space||Maths GCSE|
|08/06/2017||9.30am||1 hr 30 mins||Space||Maths GCSE|
|13/06/2017||9:30am||1hr 30 mins||Space||Maths GCSE|
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Functional Skills Level 1-2 Tips
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Answering Examination Questions
- Read all the instructions carefully and make sure you know exactly which questions and how many are to be answered.
- Scan all questions.
- Mark the questions you could answer.
- Read them carefully and identify the COMMAND WORDS and KEY WORDS.
- Choose the correct number of questions to answer.
- Decide on the order you intend to answer them, attempting those that you feel are your best answers first.
- Divide up your time.
- Plan your answer making sure you stick to the point of the question.
- Write your answer, checking frequently with your plan.
- Check the marks allocated, this guides you how many points the examiner is expecting you to make.
- Check your answer on completion, looking out for mistakes and finally put a line through your rough work.
Careful and accurate interpretation of the words used in questions is essential since they tell you exactly what is required in your answer.
Account for – give reasons for.
Analyse – identify the components parts.
Assess – how important or successful is?
Clarify – simplify and make clear.
Comment on – make remarks about; give a point of view; how true is it?
Consider – take into account; weigh up the advantages and disadvantages
Criticise – use evidence to support your opinion/judgement of.
Define – give the meaning of.
Demonstrate – show how, prove with examples.
Describe – write in detail about the characteristics of.
Differentiate – explain the difference between.
Discuss – write about the important aspects of the topic. Consider the arguments for and against.
Distinguish – explain the differences between.
Evaluate – judge the importance or success of.
Examine – investigate, inquire into.
Explain – make clear and give reasons for.
How far – present and evaluate evidence for and against.
Illustrate – give examples which make the point clear.
Interpret – explain in your own words.
Justify – give reasons to support an argument or action.
Outline – indicate the most important aspects of ? ignoring minor details.
Relate – show the connection between things.
State – write briefly the main points of.
Summarise – bring together the main points.
To what extent – how true is it to say that?
Trace – show how something has developed from beginning to end.
Translate – write in a different form or language.