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At Oakwood we offer a variety of English courses to suit the needs of individual pupils. These include: GCSE English, Functional Skills English and Entry Level English. These courses build on the skills developed in Key Stage 3.

The English courses are assessed through a combination of examinations and controlled assessments, which cover the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening and the study of spoken language.

Pupils who study English will read, understand and respond to a wide range of texts. Pupils will learn about the social, historical and cultural background to a range of texts and will learn to communicate clearly and confidently in speech and writing for a range of purposes. The transferable skills they develop through the study of English will allow pupils to be resilient and adaptable individuals.

The new Cambridge Progression suite of qualifications are going to be run within the sixth form. They range from Entry Level to Level 2 and focus on the fundamentals of adult learning in English and Maths - core skills and knowledge, simple assessment and a framework of bite-sized, credit-based units.

These are new accredited qualifications designed for adult learners who need Core English and Maths skills. They have been developed using the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Core Curriculums. They are small units that target specific skills.

Cambridge Progression Awards

There are 47 bite sized Cambridge Progression Awards (English and Maths). Each Award is between 1 to 4 credits. One credit equals 10 hours of teaching so a 2 credit Award means it has 20 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). Each of these Awards is achieved through a paper or on-line assessment delivered in exam conditions. OCR will mark these examined assessments.

There are also moderated units for the Speaking and Listening English Awards. Centres will write their own observations of their learners, internally moderate these forms and then post moderated observation forms to OCR external moderators. Learners who achieve these examined and moderated Units will receive an ‘Award certificate’.

Please view our Curriculum Maps for English by using the download buttons on this page.

Oakwood Academy, Chatsworth Road, Ellesmere Park,
Eccles, Manchester M30 9DY
Tel: 0161 921 2880