English Core Skills
Our Core Skills English programme for Years 8 and 9 has been methodically developed to concentrate on key elements of English Language from the mechanics of technical accuracy to creative analytical and writing skills across a range of examples and texts.
An integral part of these core skills is made up of sentence construction and paragraphs together with reading and writing for a purpose. These topics are explored not only in respect of a student’s own work but in a student’s appreciation and consideration of the work of others which is an important part of their success at GCSE and A Level.
Developing and reinforcing the identification and use of explicit and implicit words and phrases, mindful of the significance of word classes, register and tone together with language techniques is encouraged, increasing confidence and dexterity in key underpinning core skills.
Classes are delivered within dynamic small groups embracing the very best of classroom and workshop environments duly positively contributing to ably equipping students for their academic strides as they progress into Year 10!
We provide expert support for pupils preparing for Year 6 SATS and the Common Entrance examinations.