At the Concord School, Our English department aims to ensure that pupils communicate clearly in person and on ‘paper’ and that they can adapt their speaking and writing for different purposes, contexts and audiences.
Our students are able to develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing. They are taught to use a wide range of vocabulary, the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. They also develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.
Students are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English language can be used. We develop skills in communication such as inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.
Our students are able to:
- Read fluently and with good understanding thereby enjoying and appreciating a variety of language.
- Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their writing.
- Write accurately and effectively, using Standard English appropriately
- Work with information and with ideas in language by developing skills of evaluation, analysis, use and inference
- Listen to, understand, and use spoken language effectively
- Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions.
WAEC and IGCSE
Our syllabus is structured to prepare our students for both the West African Senior Secondary Examinations and the International General Certificate Secondary Examinations in English Language.
Using creative methods and solutions, we complete all topics of syllabus for both WAEC and IGCSE exams before the end of the 11th year(SS2) with our students writing the IGCSE exams May/June of that year.
To give an idea of the exam results which our students at The Concord school achieve at WAEC and IGCSE, we have provided the results in English Language over the most recent year, 2019. WAEC A1-B3:100%. IGCSE A*-B:82%, A*-C: 100%