Lower School (Key Stage 3)

English Language


Cambridge Online Lower School English Language is designed to excite, inform and skill pupils in the expression of ideas and emotions. It is also designed to build confidence and enjoyment of the English Language at Key Stage 3.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of researching key concepts, quizzes for recapitulation and subject-related fun, completion of coursework.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally, parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

English Language is the study of the English culture in words, what it looks like and how it works. Lower school English Language is informed by the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Programmes of study. This ensures pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to Upper school at any English school.

  1. Reading (develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material, learn to read critically )
  2. Writing (write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and information, plan, draft, edit and proof-read)
  3. Grammar and vocabulary (consolidate and build on knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, extending and applying the grammatical knowledge, drawing on new vocabulary and grammatical constructions from their reading and listening, and using these consciously in their writing and speech to achieve particular effects, knowing and understanding the differences between spoken and written language, using Standard English confidently in their own writing and speech)
  4. Spoken English (taught to speak confidently and effectively)

No specialised equipment required.

The Teacher

Dr. Tough is a highly experienced teacher of English at Lower school, IGCSE and A Level. Her love and understanding of the English Language ignites the same in her pupils. Dr. Payton encourages her pupils to work hard and to achieve.

Dr Tough English GCSE A Level online school course

How to apply

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