Defining real, purposeful and relevant contexts
See how these contexts are defined to support the reading of English during Key Stages 3 and 4. These definitions are based on examples from Module 2 of Functional skills core training.
- grounded within recognisable, real-life challenges and situations
- practical, work-related tasks
- problems with a range of solutions and actual consequences
- connected to real audiences and working environments
- interactive, involving professionals and workers
- linked to the local and global community
- have a clear outcome with achievable goals
- are open-ended pathways in which pupils choose and justify appropriate routes
- through problems
- lead to viable and acceptable solutions
- provide opportunities for pupils to select and apply a range of skills.
Reading that's relevant to pupils
Contexts are relevant to pupils':
- individual experiences, interests, education, home life, goals, further learning, and aspirations
- needs that help them to secure new skills and gain qualifications.