St Cyres Resources
St Cyres English YouTube channel
Besides demonstrations of GCSE example answers, our YouTube site contains videos which help understand punctuation rules, demonstrate good examples of writing, show how to analyse reading texts and much much more.
All Year 7 students, and selected students in Year 8 and 9, have an Accelerated Reader account. Students are given a colour coded reading level and need to spend a minimum of 20 minutes per day reading to ensure that their reading age keeps up with or exceeds their chronological age. This is the login page.
A handy guide which explains some of the most common issues with spelling – for both students and adults – and gives an outline of our approach at St Cyres.
Key Stage 3 Reading List
(See attached PDF – although this is in the process of being updated)
This contains useful resources and tips on how to improve the quality of your child’s writing, how to read more critically, and also has pages dedicated to helping understand the rules for punctuation and grammar. It also includes summaries of Shakespeare texts including Macbeth which we study in Year 8 and Year 9.
This gives a useful overview of many of the skills required and tested in the English Language GCSE.
This is the homepage for the English Language GCSE in Wales. From this page you can access the syllabus, past papers and mark schemes.
Other useful resources