Format and style

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Why learn about format and style?

Think about your audience when choosing the right format and style for your writing.

Quick tips for tutors

Format and style includes:

  • Writing in different genres - descriptive, persuasive, informative and instructive texts.
  • How language is used in different types of text.
  • Presenting information in the form of charts, images, numbered points, tables and pre-set formats.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland.

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