Year 8 English Home Education -

    Year 8 English Home Education

    We supply you with a printed coursepack that gives detailed coverage of all the required topics. Students are also enabled to access the same resources online, together with various additional online elements, end-of-lesson objective tests, etc.

    The course has been set out in six modules which bring together the various skills that you need to develop now that you are in Year 8.

    By studying this course, you will develop an understanding of what English language and literature are all about and how they work. One of our main aims is that you will enjoy the texts you read and want to carry on learning about language and books when the course is over!

    The Year 8 course is arranged in six modules, each of five lessons, as follows:

    • Module 1 Literary non-fiction
    • Module 2 Louis Sachar, Holes
    • Module 3 Berlie Doherty, The Snake-Stone (play)
    • Module 4 Poetry
    • Module 5 Media and persuasive writing
    • Module 6 Sally Grindley: Spilled Water

    There are ten tutor-marked assignments, as well as a host of activities and self-assessment tests, each designed to develop your reading and writing skills.

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    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our Key Stage 3 English students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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    Course price

    The course fee for a year of our English KS3 course is £325.

    You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £65 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £32.50.

    Multiple courses attract a discount. See our pricing page for further details.

    As students work through a course they have support from a qualified tutor that has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. The course fee includes

    • Printed and online course materials so you can study in multiple ways
    • The marking and feedback of a series of assignments marked by your personal, PGCE-qualified tutor
    • The marking of a past paper included in the course
    • Telephone and email support from your personal tutor to assist your understanding of the course materials

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    Prior learning required?

    To benefit fully from this course, it helps if you have previously studied the Oxford Home Schooling Year 7 English course. But there are no specific prior learning requirements and it is certainly possible to start your studies with OHS at Year 8.  There are no final examinations and no formal assessment at KS3 level.

    Need more information? Speak to a Student Adviser today. 0800 0 111 024


    Holes Louis Sachar
    Oxford Playscripts Snake Stone Berlie Doherty
    Spilled Water Sally Grindley