Level 2 Functional Skills – English Reading Changes
The number of multiple-choice questions has been reduced and the number of short answer questions has been increased. As a consequence the paper duration has increased by 15 minutes to 1 hour.
All three reading texts will now follow a similar theme, allowing for more in-depth questioning of the content, format and style.
Learners will not be penalised for spelling and grammar in the Reading Assessment, however, please note that the guidance ‘you do not need to write in full sentences’ has been removed from the assessments as we believe that at this level, learners should be responding in the most appropriate format/style.
Please make sure that learners have tried a sample assessment to see these changes before they take the live assessment.