The “Big Picture” of the Curriculum at Key Stage 3

Spoken Language Tasks Units 1-4

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The tasks in Units 1-4 listed below are designed to encourage students to explore language, dialect and poetry to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary and linguistic heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debates

The materials were originally piloted in 8 diverse post-primary schools in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland between October 2019 and January 2020.

Areas of Learning

Language and Literacy