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 identify their exam board and aim to provide targeted support in their specific programmes of study.

Learners 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 learner is supported to reach their potential.

In addition, we run English groups where young people are encouraged to hone their English skills and are given the opportunity to express themselves outside of the conventions of traditional English lessons.


Useful Websites

Closing the Word Gap https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/wordgap-activities

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


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

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