To be able to communicate well and effectively is possibly the most important reason that English is taught as a subject. Here at Les Voies we aim to create lessons that will interest and inspire young learners and encourage students to read both for enjoyment, and to further awareness of the ways in which English can be used.
Les Voies delivers the phonics programme 'Read Write Inc: Fresh Start'. More information about this programme can be found on their website.
At KS2 and KS3 students undertake a spiral curriculum. Students focus on persuasive speaking and writing; poetry and both descriptive and narrative writing. Students also read a wide range of books including, but not exclusively: 'Born Behind Bars', 'Resist', 'Proud of Me' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'.
At KS4 there are multiple pathways for qualification to ensure success, no matter a student's starting point.
Pathway A: Year 10 - Cambridge IGCSE First Language (0500)
Year 11 - Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (4ETi)
Pathway B: Year 10 - Cambridge IGCSE First Language (0500)
Year 11- Cambridge IGCSE First Language (0500)
Pathway C: Functional Skills Level 1 & Level 2
Cambridge IGCSE First Language (0500)
By studying these courses students will develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They will also learn how to employ a wide range of vocabulary; use correct grammar; spelling; and punctuation and develop a personal style and awareness of the audience being addressed, as well as reading various pieces of significant literature.
The curriculum aims to allow us to identify the strengths and areas for development which can be addressed and allow for confidence to be built- prior to students sitting the exam.