EMA is taught by:

Ms Hardiman Curriculum Team Leader
Mr Dedja Intervention Coordinator
Ms Oseni HLTA
Ms Wilkinson HLTA
Ms Vinell  
Ms Wall In charge of MPA

Study Plus (September 2017)

Students who are new to English or do not have the level of English required at KS3 and KS4 will be in Study Plus

Study Plus provides intervention and support to enable students to access the English curriculum and to make progresss, ensuring that their writing becomes fluent and engaging.  Study Plus is timetabled.

Support Strategies


In Years 7 and 8 we shall study thematic units designed to improve English skills. Whilst the units might have broad headings such as Conflict, Survival, Adventure; each unit will focus on developing reading and writing skills alongside analysing a range of literary styles, including poetry and other examples of classic literature. Our aim is prepare all learners for the rigours of GCSE whilst developing and expanding on English skills.

With ‘assessment without levels’ all assessments in Study Plus are now measured against challenge mountain skills which link into both the national curriculum and GCSE English.

Throughout all of the Key Stage 3 our S+ curriculum will allow learners to:

  • develop the habit of reading widely and often
  • read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as articles and reviews
  • read and evaluate texts critically and make comparisons between texts
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas
  • summarise and synthesise information or ideas from texts
  • use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their writing
  • write effectively, coherently and analytically using Standard English accurately
  • use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately
  • acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.
  • read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
  • appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage


At KS4 we work closely with English to deliver the curriculum required for GCSE English Language and Literature. Please read the English KS4 Curriculum Content and Aims to support your understanding of the exams.

In Study Plus we support students by introducing them to a wide range of nineteenth and twentieth century texts for English Language. We break down questions and practise the skills required to support students’ resilience and independence in the examinations; providing them with strategies to understand the text and answer successfully.

We also provide support for English literature, ensuring that what they learn in the lessons is reinforced and practised.

A range of differentiated support material for literature and language is provided. Students are guided to further accessible support material.

Useful websites

www.naldic.org.uk - NALDIC provides a professional forum for: the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL), raising the achievement of ethnic minority learners, supporting bilingualism, the development and understanding of this field of education.

www.tes.co.uk - The EAL subject page on the TES site is particularly useful for mainstream teachers, featuring ideas for those with limited experience of EAL learners through features such as @Good practice tips for teachers of EAL pupils.


www.cia.gov/- World Fact Book

www.eslflow.com Lots of sections from beginner to intermediate, nicely laid out.  Ideas for teaching as well as actual resources.  Great section on visuals.

www.agendaweb.org Resources for teaching grammar, plus great interactive books at all levels and listening exercises.

www.elsbase.com & www.usingenglish.com Resources as well as discussion forums.

en.childrenslibrary.org ICDL International Children's Digital Library.  Free digital books for children; to date the library has a collection of over 4500 books in 61 languages

islcollective.org You have to register, but it's free.  There are daily uploaded resources from English teachers all over the world

mes-english.com This is a great site.  There are top quality flashcards, worksheets, games and templates to make your own stuff.  The worksheets are useful for mainstream teachers with EAL kids in the class.  There are matching/cloze/handwriting sheets on every topic

autoenglish.org Fantastic resources uploaded daily, plus a lively forum.  There are also sister sites www.englishexercises.org; first-english.org with interactive exercises

www.newsinlevels.com Topical news stories at every level, starting from 0 - (5 pictures with 5 words to match), going up to advanced.  Native English and American speakers read the stories.  Exercises on the news items are provided.  There is the occasional infelicity of expression, but a really great site that students can work on independently.  Also, at advanced level, useful for non-EAL students.

Woodlands Junior, Kent: This is the most visited UK school website.  It's not specifically an EAL site, but the resources - in most subjects - are very useful for EAL students, just as at www.primaryresources.co.uk and talkenglish.com/grammar/grammar.aspx.

www.esolcourses.com Free interactive listening, reading and writing exercies, quizzes and games

www.mantralingua.com/ - Online catalogue of excellent bilingual resources.

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