Words to watch out for
First time here? Watch this one-minute video, then choose a level.
Take extra care when spelling words which sound similar (homophones), like ‘their’ and ‘there’.
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Words to watch out for includes:
- Silent letters.
- Word endings -tion, -cian, -sion.
- Words that look similar.
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. A useful qualification for many jobs.