What is the overall aim of what we are learning in ESOL?
The curriculum is primarily designed to help students who are relatively new to the country and for whom English is not the first language . Through various contexts, students are taught to improve their vocabulary and grammar skills . A lot of emphasis is also given to helping students improve their writing skills. This further enables them to perform better in all the other curriculum areas.
What are the students learning in Year 9, 10 & 11?
Students improve upon their existing English language skills. This assists them in their other subject areas .
Why are they learning these things?
The curriculum reflects the inclusive aims of the school. It allows students who have English as an additional language to have extra language support. This gives them the language and life skills they need to progress both in and beyond school life.
Discuss and evaluate how writers use language, considering the impact on the reader
Use quotations to support ideas
Provide reasoned justifications for their views using evidence from the text
Identify language devices that the writers’ have used to present an idea
How can I find out more about what students are learning?
Schemes of Learning
Over the course of this academic year, we will be sharing links to our schemes of learning. You can click on these links to see more about what your child is studying.
The name and email address of the subject leader can be found below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the curriculum students are following.