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.

Year 9 - Scheme of Learning Overview
9.1 Use nouns, verbs and tenses correctly
9.2 Write and punctuate sentences
9.3 Group and shape sentences into a clear paragraph
9.4 Make inferences based on what we know/read
9.5 Paired reading for pleasure
9.6 Understand how writers choose words to create a character
Year 10 - Scheme of Learning Overview
10.1 Identify the subject in a sentence and recognize subject verb agreement
10.2 Identify the Past Simple and use it correctly in our writing
10.3 Write paragraphs describing a given picture
10.4 Punctuate ‘even though’, ‘because’ and ‘whenever’ sentences correctly
10.5 Infer missing events from images
10.6 Select pronouns appropriately
Year 11 - Scheme of Learning Overview
11.1   Identify the settings in an extract
11.2 Explore the meaning of words in context
11.3 Discuss and evaluate how writers use language, considering the impact on the reader
11.4 Use quotations to support ideas
11.5 Provide reasoned justifications for their views using evidence from the text
11.6 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.
Subject Contact 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.
Subject Leader & email Ms A Nayyar