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The Accelerated Curriculum provides tailored support to students who may need additional help with English Linguistics and Literacy.  

Key Stage Three

The Department supports students at KS3 for 14 lessons a week, where the curriculum is broken down into the following strands:

  • Grammar and Linguistics
  • Phonics and Reading
  • Writing
  • Life Skills
  • ICT

Year 7

In Year 7 students use the Eyes Open 1 textbook as their core resource:  http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/secondary/eyes-open

In addition to this, they study a range of classic and contemporary novels selected according to the students’ individual reading levels with the aim of increasing reading confidence and ability as well as creating a love of reading.

Students also receive weekly life-skills sessions, focusing on developing team-working, communication and employability skills.

Every half term, students also complete a cross-curricular project.

Year 8

In Year 8 students use the Eyes Open 2 textbook as their core resource:  http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/secondary/eyes-open

In addition to this, they study a range of classic and contemporary novels selected according to the students’ individual reading levels with the aim of increasing reading confidence and ability as well as creating a love of reading.

Students also receive weekly life-skills sessions, focusing on developing team-working, communication and employability skills.

Every half term, students also complete a cross-curricular project.

Year 9

In Year 9 students use the Eyes Open 3 textbook as their core resource:  http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/secondary/eyes-open

In addition to this, they study a range of classic and contemporary novels selected according to the students’ individual reading levels with the aim of increasing reading confidence and ability as well as creating a love of reading.

Students also receive weekly life-skills sessions, focusing on developing team-working, communication and employability skills.

Every half term, students also complete a cross-curricular project.

 

Key Stage Four

At KS4, tailored support is provided on an individual basis in the form of Literacy, English Linguistics (ESOL) and Numeracy.

Year 10

ESOL – Students use the Compact KEY for Schools textbook as their core resource - http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/cambridge-english-exams-ielts/compact-key-schools/

Students receive 3 ESOL lessons per week and are preparing for the Cambridge KET qualification.

Literacy – Students receive 3 Literacy lessons per week where they focus on developing their use of English language and understanding of grammar.  Students also study a range of classic novels to develop their reading confidence and comprehension, supporting them in preparation for GCSEs. 

Numeracy – Students receive 3 Numeracy lessons per week where they focus on developing their numeracy skills to support them in preparation for GCSE.  Students will begin with a baseline assessment and then be given tailored support.

 

Year 11

ESOL – Students use the Compact KEY for Schools textbook as their core resource - http://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/cambridge-english-exams-ielts/compact-key-schools/

Students receive 3 ESOL lessons per week and are preparing for the Cambridge KET qualification.

Literacy – Students receive 3 Literacy lessons per week where they focus on developing their use of English language and understanding of grammar.  Students also study a range of classic novels to develop their reading confidence and comprehension, supporting them in preparation for GCSEs. 

Numeracy – Students receive 3 Numeracy lessons per week where they focus on developing their numeracy skills to support them in preparation for GCSE.  Students will begin with a baseline assessment and then be given tailored support.

Staffing

The Accelerated Curriculum Teaching Team:

Hayley Gilson – Subject Leader (Speaker of Italian) Hayley.Gilson@qka.education

Jane Driver – Assistant Principal and KS3 Teacher  (Speaker of French, German and Spanish)

Charlotte Burrows – Y7 Progress Leader and KS3 Teacher

Helena Ground – KS3 Teacher (Speaker of French and German)

Nidah Muhammad – KS3 and KS4 Teacher (Speaker of Urdu and Panjabi)

Maria Prior – KS3 and KS4 Teacher

Dorina Stiopu – KS3 and KS4 Teacher (Speaker of Romanian)

Guy Hassan – KS3 and KS4 Teacher

The Accelerated Curriculum Support Team

Rita Butkeviciute – Senior TA (Speaker of Russian and Lithuanian)

InWha Kim – TA (Speaker of Korean)

Ala Novac – TA (Speaker of Romanian and Russian)

Rosanna Pinto – TA (Speaker of Italian)

Daniel Rehak – TA (Speaker of Czech, Slovakian and Romani)

Magda Wells – TA (Speaker of Czech and Slovakian)