Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Secondary Pathway 3

 

Secondary Pathway 3

Functional Skills (FS) English: The aim of FS English is to encourage learners to demonstrate their speaking, listening, communication, reading and writing skills in real-life contexts. It requires pupils to communicate in ways that make them effective and involved as citizens, operate confidently and to convey their ideas and opinions clearly in a wide range of contexts. The FS English is internally set and assessed to match the pupils’ abilities. Pupils can progress through the Functional Skills qualifications from Entry 1 to Entry 3. They can also progress further to achieve FS qualifications in English at Levels 1 and 2. These qualifications support pupils to progress on to employment or further vocational educational after Year 11. 

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:                                                                

  • Listen, understand and respond to verbal communication in a range of familiar contexts.                                                                                                                             
  • Acquire an understanding of everyday words and their uses and effects, and apply this understanding in different contexts.                                                                                  R
  • Read straightforward texts encountered in everyday life and work with accuracy, and develop the confidence to read more widely.                                                                          
  • Write straightforward texts and documents with clarity and effectiveness, and demonstrate a sound grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Year 10

Autumn Term - Functional Skills English and Exploring Events and Characters in Audio/ Visual Texts – WJEC Additional English The House by Alex Lane – Oxford Reading Tree.

Spring Term - Functional Skills units and WJEC Additional English - Exploring Poetry.

Summer Term - Functional Skills units and WJEC Additional English - Creating Narratives.

Year 11

Autumn Term - Functional Skills English and exam preparation.

Spring Term - Functional Skills English and exam preparation.

Summer Term - WJEC Additional English - Exploring Film Genre.

Additional English: As well as Functional Skills (FS) English, the pupils also study Additional English units. Additional English is a specification that is appropriate for entry level pupils. It assesses skills, knowledge and understanding of English and is designed to complement Functional Skills (FS) English. Additional English assess a pupil’s ability to read and understand non-fiction texts, audio texts and visual texts. Pupils are given the opportunities to create their own narrative.

Pupils in this pathway also have planned guided reading sessions, in which they explore inspiring texts to foster reading for pleasure and develop reading skills. Pupils have the opportunity to boost their reading, speaking, listening and comprehension skills through questioning and discussions. 

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Secondary Pathway 3

Functional Skills (FS) English: The aim of FS English is to encourage learners to demonstrate their speaking, listening, communication, reading and writing skills in real-life contexts. It requires pupils to communicate in ways that make them effective and involved as citizens, operate confidently and to convey their ideas and opinions clearly in a wide range of contexts. The FS English is internally set and assessed to match the pupils’ abilities. Pupils can progress through the Functional Skills qualifications from Entry 1 to Entry 3. They can also progress further to achieve FS qualifications in English at Levels 1 and 2. These qualifications support pupils to progress on to employment or further vocational educational after Year 11. 

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:                                                                

  • Listen, understand and respond to verbal communication in a range of familiar contexts.                                                                                                                             
  • Acquire an understanding of everyday words and their uses and effects, and apply this understanding in different contexts.                                                                                  R
  • Read straightforward texts encountered in everyday life and work with accuracy, and develop the confidence to read more widely.                                                                          
  • Write straightforward texts and documents with clarity and effectiveness, and demonstrate a sound grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Year 10

Autumn Term - Functional Skills English and Exploring Events and Characters in Audio/ Visual Texts – WJEC Additional English The House by Alex Lane – Oxford Reading Tree.

Spring Term - Functional Skills units and WJEC Additional English - Exploring Poetry.

Summer Term - Functional Skills units and WJEC Additional English - Creating Narratives.

Year 11

Autumn Term - Functional Skills English and exam preparation.

Spring Term - Functional Skills English and exam preparation.

Summer Term - WJEC Additional English - Exploring Film Genre.

Additional English: As well as Functional Skills (FS) English, the pupils also study Additional English units. Additional English is a specification that is appropriate for entry level pupils. It assesses skills, knowledge and understanding of English and is designed to complement Functional Skills (FS) English. Additional English assess a pupil’s ability to read and understand non-fiction texts, audio texts and visual texts. Pupils are given the opportunities to create their own narrative.

Pupils in this pathway also have planned guided reading sessions, in which they explore inspiring texts to foster reading for pleasure and develop reading skills. Pupils have the opportunity to boost their reading, speaking, listening and comprehension skills through questioning and discussions.