Learners in KS5 follow 2 routes: either continue working towards a GCSE or begin Entry Level Functional Skills. In Entry Level Functional Skills, learners work towards an Entry 1, 2 or 3 qualification. In their lessons, learners will practise accessing real texts to find key information, such as a phone number for a business Entry 1, through to reading a job advert at Entry 3.
The writing focus is very much on learning key spellings and writing in full sentences where able. Writing for a real purpose is practised, such as writing a shopping list or an email to a friend. Learners also practise speaking and listening, for example making a phone call or an appointment.