Bristol Gateway School

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KS3Functional Skills

Maths

Coverage and range statements

-              Adding  and subtracting up to three-digit numbers

-              Solving practical problems that involve multiplying or dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10

-              Rounding to the nearest 10 or 100

-              Understanding and using simple fractions

-              Estimating, measuring & comparing length, capacity, weight, temperature

 

English

The functional skills qualifications in English assess three components: speaking, listening and communication; reading and writing.

-              Finding information in texts

-              Using key words to find information

-              Using layout to find information

-              Different types of questions

-              Looking up difficult words and using a dictionary

-              All aspects of SPAG

 

KS4 Functional Skills

English

The functional skills qualifications in English assess three components: speaking, listening and communication; reading and writing.

.Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts

.Read and understand Texts in detail

Utilise information contained in texts

Identify suitable responses to texts

Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input

Prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions

Maths

Coverage and range includes –

 

-Understand and use whole numbers & negative nos. in practical contexts

-Add subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies

-understand and use equivalences between common fractions, decimals and percentages

-Add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places

Social and Emotional lessons

Our social and emotions lessons focus on breaking barriers to learning but also developing our young people so that they can function with independence and contribute in a positive way to their community. We have used research by Rebecca Doyle (2001) to break our curriculum into five main areas:

• Self-control and management of behaviour

• Social skills

• Self-awareness and confidence

• Skills for learning

• Approach to learning

Our timetable has a variety of individual and group activities that focus on one of these five main points. Some examples of these are mountain biking, work experience, Barclays life skills, skills for working, volunteering, youth enterprise, SEAL, team building activities in a natural environment, nurture session and many more. Progress in these areas is monitored termly for each student.