The Cambridge Lower Secondary English promotes an enquiry-based approach to learning to develop learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. It is designed for learners who have English as a first language and can be used in any cultural context. It provides a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives for English. The learning objectives detail what a learner should know, understand and be able to do in each year of lower secondary education. The Cambridge Lower Secondary English Curriculum Framework builds on the Primary curriculum framework and provides a solid foundation from which learners can work towards study at Cambridge Upper Secondary.It is divided into three stages, which covers knowledge, skills and understanding in the three strands, Reading, Writing and Speaking and listening.
Within Reading and Writing, learning objectives are grouped in sub-strands which have a direct relationship with the reporting sub-strands of the Checkpoint tests, allowing teachers to link feedback from the tests to teaching. Where applicable, in each sub-strand, learning objectives that relate to only fiction are placed before those relating to non- fiction.
GENRES AND TEXT TYPES RECOMMENDED
At Stage 7:
Fiction and poetry: suspense and horror stories, sci-fi and fantasy novels, contemporary folk and fairy-tales, short stories (including those set in different times and places), older literature (including drama), narrative and non-narrative poems, significant poems from before 1900. Non-fiction: contemporary biography, autobiography, letters and diaries, journalistic writing / writing with bias, news websites.
At Stage 8:
Fiction and poetry: political novels / stories with social issues, myths and legends from around the world, humour, short stories, significant poems and drama from other cultures, poems since 1900. Non-fiction: contemporary biography, autobiography, letters and diaries, journalistic writing, magazines and newspapers, reports, leaflets.
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
- Demonstrate understanding of explicit meaning in texts
- Demonstrate understanding of implicit meaning in texts
- Explain, comment on and analyse the way writers use stylistic and other features of language and structure in texts
- Recognise conventions and evaluate viewpoint, purpose, themes and ideas in texts