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Accelerated Reader

In English we believe in practising our reading regularly to improve our basic literacy skills. Through Accelerated Reader by Renaissance Learning, teachers and pupils alike can track reading progress. 

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English Curriculum Objectives

WJEC GCSE (Foundation)

WJEC Functional Skills (Level 1)


  • Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross references as appropriate

  • Develop and sustain interpretations of writers’ ideas and perspectives

  • Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the reader

  • Understand texts in their social, cultural and historical contexts

  • Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts

  • Read and understand texts in detail

  • Utilise information contained in texts

  • Identify suitable responses to texts


  • Write clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and adapting forms and selecting vocabulary appropriate to task and purpose in ways which engage the reader

  • Organise information and ideas into structured and sequenced sentences, paragraphs and whole texts, using a variety of linguistic and structural features to support cohesion and overall coherence

  • Use a range of sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate punctuation and spelling

  • Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail

  • Present information in a logical sequence

  • Use language, format and structure

  • suitable for purpose and audience

  • Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense

  • Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear

Speaking and Listening

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully; structure and sustain talk, adapting it to different situations and audiences; use standard English and a variety of techniques as appropriate

  • Listen and respond to speakers’ ideas, perspectives and how they construct and express their meanings

  • Interact with others, shaping meanings through suggestions, comments and questions and drawing ideas together

  • Create and sustain different roles

  • Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input

  • Prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions

  • Make different kinds of contributions to discussions

  • Present information/points of view clearly and in appropriate language

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