Tutor Module for Key Skills Communication Level 2 Test
Table of Contents - Introduction
3Tutor Module for Key Skills Communications Level 2 Test 1
Introduction to Key Skills in Communications Level 2 1
The Test 1
The Portfolio 2
Questions may be set in the context of: 3
The Skills Areas 4
Skill Area 1 4
1.1 Reading for information and understanding 4
1.2 Understanding writing techniques 4
Skill Area 2 4
2 Proof-reading 4
BBC and QCA practice test papers – Key Skills in Communications Level 2 5
Tutor Module for Key Skills Communications Level 2 Test
This module is divided into two skills areas, which are detailed in this introduction. Documents covering each skills area take the following form:
1) Introduction to what is required
2) Type of questions candidates may be required to answer in the test
3) Guidance (with instruction) on skills required for each skills area
4) Examples to guide candidates
5) Practise Exercises to test skills learnt
For those not familiar with the Key Skills guidelines from QCA (Quality Curriculum and Assessment Authority) the following pages provide a summary of its content. Teachers and tutors can refer to this or link directly to the QCA website: http://www.qca.org.uk.
Introduction to Key Skills in Communications Level 2
Students must produce a portfolio of evidence and take a multiple-choice, externally marked written test. The test and portfolio enable candidates to demonstrate that they have met the national standards in adult literacy/communication.
This is a supervised one-hour, 40-question, paper-based test. Each question is worth 1 point. The joint Awarding Bodies are responsible for setting the pass mark, which they pre-set for each paper.
The purpose of the test is to assess reading and those technical aspects of writing that can be assessed in a fixed-response test. It focuses on...