Monthly Archives February 2019

Apostrophes

Many of us struggle to use apostrophes in the right way. It’s really important to get this right if we want to be understood and to get top marks in exams. In this 12 minute video we’ll look at some top tops to use them in the right way and to help you if you get stuck. Video – 12 minutes
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Compare and Contrast

How do we compare and contrast when asked to do so for an exam. In this video we’ll work through how we can break down such a question and get top marks! Video – 12 minutes
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Introductions and conclusions

When we write an article or report figuring out how to start in and end it is often the biggest challenge. How do we get our readers interested? How do we leave them with the correct thought in their mind? In this short video we look at different techniques and styles to help you improve your article and report writing. Animated video – 4 minutes
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Position and direction

This module shows you how to describe position and direction followed by a number of exercises to practice. Interactive module with quiz
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Study and exam skills

Many people find the exam to be the hardest part of their functional skills qualification to crack. In this short video we look at what challenges, in particular, cause issues and what we can do to solve them.   Video – 2.5 minutes
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Speaking and listening

As part of the functional skills English exam we take a look at speaking and listening skills. What is the purpose of these skills and why do we learn them specifically. In this short video we explain some of the ways we can employ good techniques and how they can help us get ahead. Video – 3 minutes
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Scales on maps and Drawings

This module shows you how to calculate dimensions from scale drawings and create a scale diagram. If you have not already done so, checkout Simple Scales L1 for the basics on how scales work. Interactive module with quiz
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Free workshops

In Adult and Social care As part of our ongoing work to promote working in Health and Social care we are running some free workshops: Health and Social Care why not? These workshops are happening at the Careers fair on Thursday 28th February 11 – 3pm at the Hengrove City Of Bristol College, South Bristol Skills academy If you are working with anyone who might be interested in attending please ask them to book through the Eventbrite link to confirm the place. The interactive workshops will be an intro into working and training in the area of Health and social
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Scales and maps on drawings

This module shows you how to recognise and make use of simple scales on maps and drawings, followed an exercises to work through an example. Interactive module and quiz
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