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Key Skills KS4: Activities to Provide Evidence Across the Curriculum

Price: £45.00
Age Range: KS4

A structured resource which enables students to collect and record evidence of their achievement in all the Key Skills using activities which link to a variety of subject areas. Tracking sheets assist with planning and monitoring of progress.

Topics include: Setting targets; Planning an event; Skills for group activities; Filling in forms; Presenting information in different ways; Reporting; Presenting findings by different methods; Budgeting; Scale drawings; Spreadsheets and bar charts; Internet research; E-communication in the workplace; Presentation using IT; Collaborative planning; Leadership styles; Design a flat; Prepare a survey; Information gathering to provide alternatives; Choices for 16+; Improving study skills; Learning something new; Identifying performance points for a CV; Action points for future targets; Statements of evidence; Planning for revision; Alternative strategies.

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Size: 71 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 499 4
Author(s): Joan Barton
Code: KS4A
Popularity rank: 223

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Contents List


  • 6 MOVING ON review their Key Skills and set targets for KS4


  • 8 PARTY PLAN produce a plan for an event in or out of school
  • 10 TALK TOGETHER identify main skills involved in group activities
  • 12 FILL IT IN recognise appropriate ways of completing different types of forms
  • 14 PRESENTING IDEAS identify different ways of presenting information
  • 16 MAKE IT CLEAR present a report which is clear and easy to understand by others


  • 18 GET ON YOUR BIKE identify survey methods and present findings
  • 20 FINDINGS present data by using three different methods
  • 22 BUDGETING identify elements of budgeting
  • 24 IS IT TOO BIG? produce scale drawings for a project
  • 26 CHOICES present findings of research project in Careers in numerical form


  • 28 PRODUCE A REPORT produce a report using spreadsheets and bar charts
  • 30 ACTIVE RESEARCH use the Internet to search for specific information for a project
  • 32 TECHNOLOGY NOW & THEN identify the different ways in which changes in the use of electronic equipment effects life in work and homes
  • 34 PRESENTING IDEAS produce a presentation of ideas using a computer software package


  • 36 WORKING TOGETHER identify ways in which they work collaboratively to plan an event
  • 38 LEADERSHIP ROLES analyse styles of leadership and their effectiveness
  • 40 ENTERPRISING LEARNERS analyse roles and effectiveness of a group during a business simulation activity
  • 42 TARGET SETTING set realistic targets and stages for a project


  • 44 DESIGN A FLAT identify the requirements and priorities when designing a flat for a young couple
  • 46 FINDING OUT list questions for a survey to gather information about views on a local college
  • 48 SORTING OUT ALTERNATIVES identify methods of information gathering to decide alternatives in an local development issue
  • 50 STEPPING UP identify steps in making choices for 16+


  • 52 BE SMARTER identify SMART targets to improve study skills
  • 54 NEW LEARNER decide what action to take to learn something new
  • 56 REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS identify main aspects of your performance for your C.V.
  • 58 WHAT NEXT? identify action points to achieve future careers targets
  • 60 PULLING IT TOGETHER identify statements of evidence for use in recording achievement


  • 65 Appendix 3 for use with TALK TOGETHER (page 10)
  • 66 Appendix 4 for use with MAKE IT CLEAR (page 16)
  • 67 Appendix 5 for use with GET ON YOUR BIKE (page 18)
  • 68 Appendix 6 for use with FINDINGS (page 20)
  • 69 Appendix 7 for use with BUDGETING (page 22)
  • 70 Appendix 8 for use with PRODUCE A REPORT (page 28)
  • 72 Appendix 9 for use with WORKING TOGETHER (page 36)
  • 73 Appendix 10 for use with LEADERSHIP ROLES (page 38)
  • 74 Appendix 11 for use with ENTERPRISING LEARNERS (page 40)
  • 75 Appendix 12 for use with BE SMARTER (page 52)
  • 76 Appendix 13 for use with WHAT NEXT? (page 58)
  • 77 Appendix 14 for use with PULLING IT TOGETHER (page 60)