The Collins Cambridge Lower Secondary English series offers a skills-building approach to the Lower Secondary English curriculum framework (0861) from 2020. The Stage 8
Student’s Book supports students to develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, showing all students how to progress.
This title is going through the endorsement process with Cambridge Assessment International Education to provide support as part of a set of resources for the Cambridge Lower Secondary English curriculum framework from 2020.
- Focused on improving skills – the book provides full coverage of the Stage 8 Cambridge Lower Secondary English curriculum framework, with clear outcomes in each chapter.
- Organised by purpose – each chapter shows students how to speak, write and comment on texts created for one key purpose or pair of purposes. A clear learning sequence builds from students exploring texts, through scaffolded writing and speaking and listening activities, towards a series of meaningful final tasks.
- Stage 8 covers describing, explaining, persuading and arguing, narrating, exploring and discussing, and commenting and comparing.
- The final chapter of the book allows students to test their understanding and apply the skills they have learned across Stage 8, by responding to reading and writing questions on two longer texts.
- Supports progression – clear models and examples are included throughout to show students how to improve, while self-assessment tasks at the end of each chapter help students to reflect on their progress.
- Rich, varied and engaging text extracts – fresh international fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction texts represent the different forms and purposes required at each stage of the curriculum. Extracts of increasing length and challenge have been chosen to build students’ reading stamina across the stage.
- The clear lesson-by-lesson approach allows teachers to easily use the resources in the classroom and build them into their own schemes of work.
- Prepares students for a seamless transition to Stage 9.