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Structure & Formation
Punctuation & Grammar
Spelling & Vocabulary
Verbal & Non Verbal, SAT’s and 11+
GCSE English Literature
GCSE English Language
Computer & Handwritten Comprehensions
How We Teach English
Our initial English assessment is undertaken by a qualified teacher and can take from 30 to 60 minutes. Your child will be made to feel comfortable and relaxed in a ‘non test’ environment. We can identify areas of strength and weakness in reading, spelling and comprehension and advise you accordingly.
An individual learning programme will be created just for your child and will form the basis of our lessons each week. We will focus on the key areas that need to be improved to be able to move on at a pace that suits your child’s learning needs. Homework will be provided each week to reinforce the lesson being taught. We encourage parents not to assist your child with this to ensure that we are fully aware of progress being made.
Primary English Tutoring
Good reading and comprehension skills are very important for children, especially by the time they move up to High School. This can have the biggest impact on your child’s future learning in all subjects. Some children take to reading very quickly and love to read books. This should be nurtured wherever possible.
However, many children can be late starters, reluctant to read for fun or have anxiety when they are not the strongest readers. Sometimes, there can be an underlying issue such as Dyslexia, but in most cases this is not the case and our early reading programme or reading intervention programmes can work wonders.
We are renowned for the success we have had with our reading programme.
Prepare for High School
By the time your child moves up to High School, it is important that they have a solid and well rounded basis in all aspects of English.
Our qualified teachers work very closely with students to ensure that they have the knowledge and understanding expected at Year 7 in all aspects of English including grammar, punctuation and comprehension.
We focus on a combination of activities including one to one tuition, computer and written activities in a fun but focussed learning environment. We focus on quality teaching, praise, motivation and building confidence and self-esteem.
Senior English Exam Students
Our senior English students working towards GCSE English exams follow a slightly different programme with more focus on past papers, writing frames, essay writing and study skills. Our qualified secondary English teachers help every student prepare for the big exam to achieve the best result possible.
We have a huge number of resources available to students to ensure that they are covering all the books and poems that they will have been expected to have studied from Years 9, 10 and 11.
We recommend that students looking to improve GCSE grades start with us in at least Year 9 or 10. Of course we do take Year 11 students but you need to keep in mind the time frame that is available once the student has moved into Year 11 in September.