If English is not your first language, this option provides extra assistance with your language skills to aid your progression in other subjects. It can be taken as an alternative to a Modern Foreign Language. The support will be tailored to match your subject range and individual learning needs.
Our community of international students join us from all over the world, to make up around 20% of our Senior School community. For these girls, and other students for whom English is not a first language, we offer exceptional English Language assistance in our English Language Support (ELS) lessons.
ELS lessons can be selected in place of one Modern Foreign Language throughout Senior School. These tailored lessons will help you to develop your English language skills to support learning across your other GCSE subjects.
ELS will enable you to:
You may receive additional instruction from subject specialists to reinforce teaching in mainstream lessons. In a smaller ELS class, you will have opportunities to raise questions and to revisit key topics as required.
Please note: this class does not offer a qualification
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