English

 

At Ancora House School, we liaise closely with home schools and colleges for all learners across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. For those learners working towards GCSE and GCE qualifications we will ascertain their exam board and aim to provide targeted support in their specific programmes of study.

Learnerss are encouraged to engage with fiction and non-fiction and to recognise that reading and writing are both valuable life skills and enjoyable diversions. Speaking and listening is also an important area of exploration. In addition, drama and media projects are sometimes offered to help engage students and enhance learning.

The English department aims, where possible, to develop personalised learning opportunities through connecting with each individual's  interests; we find this engages even the most reluctant readers, writers and speakers. We have high expectations of what can be achieved in English and endeavour to make sure that each pupil is supported to reach their potential.

 

Useful Websites

Useful link to help students become familiar with 19th century non-fiction and increasing students' reading speed.

https://diseasesofmodernlife.web.ox.ac.uk/

 

Shakespeare 

https://teach.shakespearesglobe.com/

Literature

https://www.bl.uk/teaching-resources/discovering-literature-teachers-toolkit

 

Closing the Word Gap

https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/wordgap-activities

Closing the Vocabulary Gap

https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/category/closing-the-gap/

 

English Language and Literature

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://revisionworld.com/

https://getrevising.co.uk/

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/

 

Youtube Video Revision Series

Mr Bruff  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2vdqz-7e4HAuzhpFuRY8w

 

Exam Boards

Eduqas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language-gcse/

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature-gcse/

AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

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