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Functional Skills

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by FluffyKat, May 26, 2011.

  1. IMHO .... They are of absolutely no value in real life. No FE institute values them (or at least I would be surprised if they did). I hope Gove thinks they are worth killing.
    All schools should do them for all students for all 3 flavours (Literacy, Numeracy and ICT). We are. The kids hate it. They are 'worth' half a GCSE in points - but for how long? The kids know nobody gives a hoot if they have the FSs or not. As to employers? No interest in any I have spoken to. For most of them it is real GCSEs or nothing. In this they agree with Gove.
    90% of our diploma students failed one or more of them. Meaning they don't get a Diploma either.
    An utter waste of lesson time, and examination fees.

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