Supp. English

Supplementary English

Staff

Mr Steve van Niekerk (Subject Head)

 

Who is considered for Supplementary English?

Grade 8 students who elect Xhosa Additional Language as their 2nd Language option.
Grade 8 and 9 students who show signs of inadequacy in their English Home Language classes.
Students repeating the grade who may benefit by being admitted to the Supplementary English classes.
Students who have learning difficulties and have been professionally assessed.


These skills are developed using the curriculum

Reading
A specialised computer-based reading programme Readers are Leaders allows students to improve their reading speed, levels of comprehension and spelling on an individual basis.

Listening
Students are encouraged to listen carefully to instructions and to each other to improve levels of participation and concentration.

Speaking
Small classes mean that there is always a high level of opportunity for all students to participate in discussions.

Language
Language structure and use is taught and frequently practised, so that grammar continues to improve and vocabulary to grow.

Writing
Language structure is applied in all written work: creative writing, comprehension answers and grammar exercises. Editing and self-correction are encouraged, but all exercises are ultimately checked by the AS Teacher.

Reasoning
Thinking and reasoning are practised on a formal and informal basis – the former through the use of comprehensions, and the latter through the use of puzzles, games and specially designed worksheets.

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Term 1
Language/Grammar Test (x2)
Comprehension
Reading

Term 2
Language/Grammar Test (x1)
Comprehension
Internal May/June Examination

Term 3
Language/Grammar Test (x2)
Comprehension
Reading

Term 4
Language/Grammar Test (x1)
Comprehension
Internal October/November Examination

 

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