Reformed Functional Skills – Online Sample Assessments

Our practice assessments are available as:

  • Paper-based – Downloadable from the qualification information pages which you can find here. You will find them under ‘Assessment Materials’.
  • Onscreen– ‘Practice tests’ are available to schedule via Surpass. A keycode is generated and it must be sat via SecureClient. 
  • In-browser– Accessible using a weblink, via SurpassViewer. No need to schedule or use a keycode.

All content within the practice assessments is modelled on live assessments. Mark schemes for all practice papers are provided to allow centres to mark on completion. This allows you to identify learner’s strengths and weaknesses to ensure individualised skills plans can be made using the outcomes of the practice assessments.

NCFE recommend using the paper-based practice assessments as the best form for assessing a learner’s performance.

Our onscreen practice assessments provide learners with an opportunity to practice taking an NCFE Functional Skills assessment using our onscreen assessment platform.

For in-browsers practice assessments, we recommend using these to gain learner familiarity with the NCFE onscreen platform.

Note-If you wish to mark learner responses from an in-browser practice assessment, responses will need to be captured at the end of the sitting or screen-shots throughout to facilitate this. Any learner responses inputted into an in-browser assessment cannot be retrieved once the assessment has been closed.

You may also wish to consider Skills Forward initial assessment and diagnostic assessment as a tool to support your learner’s journey.

In-browser practice assessments

To view and use these assessments you will need to install the Surpass Viewer. To do this, click on one of the links below to start the assessment, and you will be taken to a page where you can 'Download and install the Surpass Viewer'. This is Step 1 of the process.

Once the Surpass Viewer is installed, click on the relevant assessment link below, and follow Step 2 of the process - clicking the link. This will take you to the sample assessment through the Surpass Viewer. 

Once the browser has opened, simply click “start exam” and the assessment will begin.

For maths assessments, learners can familiarise themselves with the onscreen tools outside of an assessment here.

 

Qualification

Assessment Code

In-browser practice assessment

Mark schemes

Level 1 FSQ English Reading

SAM

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P001233

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P001234

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P001271

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P001272

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Level 1 FSQ English Writing

SAM

Click to start assessment

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P001238

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P001239

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P001275

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P001276

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Level 2 FSQ English Reading

SAM

Click to start assessment

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P001243

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P001244

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P001273

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P001274

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Level 2 FSQ English Writing

SAM

Click to start assessment

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P001248

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P001249

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P001277

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P001278

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Level 1 FSQ Mathematics

SAM

Click to start assessment

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P001253

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P001254

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P001267

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P001268

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Level 2 FSQ Mathematics

SAM

Click to start assessment

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P001258

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P001259

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P001269

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P001270

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