Developing Skills in a Second Language

By studying our Secondary English as a Second Language homeschooling course  (Cambridge Lower Secondary English as a Second Language curriculum), your child will develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing English. They will develop their vocabulary, increase their knowledge of grammar and punctuation and learn how to communicate formally and informally in writing and speaking.  They may then be ready to study first language English if moving onto IGCSE.

At the end of Year 9 of Secondary English you will receive a report on your child’s progress.

View course sample: Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9


Lower Secondary Course Inforamtion
  • Our Secondary English as a Second Language Homeschooling course assumes that your child has mastered the basics of English and can communicate simple, basic needs.
  • The course follows the Cambridge Lower Secondary English as a Second Language curriculum.
  • Allow for up to 4-5 hours per week of study time for your child to complete each year of Secondary English plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • We find that most children can complete the course in 9 months.
  • We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies.

Key topics include:

  • English grammar and punctuation targeted towards IGCSE progression.
  • Developing vocabulary and language awareness
  • Listening and comprehension.
  • Guided speaking practise
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing skills for a range of genres
  • Reading authentic texts

At the end of the course, subject to attainment, students progress either to IGCSE English First Language or IGCSE English as a Second Language.

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Course Fee

The fee for our Secondary English as a Second Language homeschooling course for Year 7, 8 or 9 individually it is £450 by instalments or £427 in full.

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Meet Our Secondary Level English as a Second Language Tutors

Aamina, Homeschooling Parent, United Arab Emirates

We can’t begin to thank you enough for everything! We started this journey with a lot of trepidation and uncertainty. Not knowing anyone personally who has actually homeschooled their children made the entire experience all the more daunting. However, we found the structure and content of work at Wolsey Hall very straightforward and easy to follow. This entire experience has made Haroon take ownership of his learning and be a lot more involved in his studies. This journey was definitely made a lot easier by having you as our Progress Manager! The communication on your side has always been fantastic and you’ve always been so prompt with your replies which made everything so much easier!

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