Low-level GCSE English Language Resources


This guide has been created by specialist English practitioners with considerable experience of delivering GCSE English Language across a wide range of abilities, including low-level learners, in the further education sector. 

The aim of this guide is to provide resources and ideas that will encourage low-level learners, with a grade two or below at GCSE, to read fluently and write effectively. 

This resource focuses on the basic skills required for low-level learners to be able to improve their skills in:

  • critical reading and comprehension
  • creative writing.

For each of these skills, there will be a range of pedagogies, activities and tasks that will support low-level learners to learn and progress. These resources and pedagogies aim to guide teachers to deliver engaging and effective lessons to learners who struggle with the basic skills of the GCSE English Language curriculum.

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