We are delighted to be working with Pearson to develop Let’s Think in English (LTE) lessons for Key Stage 4. This new programme is designed to support teachers to develop students’ ability to respond to texts with higher-order reasoning skills, a requirement in the new GCSE English Language and English Literature specifications.
We will be working with Pearson to create an extensive bank of new LTE lessons focusing on Key Stage 4 , to be made available next year. They are designed to raise students’ reasoning skills in relation to all aspects of the new specifications – 19th, 20th and 21st century fiction and non-fiction including literary non-fiction, Shakespeare, poetry since 1789 and British fiction and drama since 1914.
Pearson are committed to evidence-based research projects like LTE, to help teachers and students, and are already working with the University of Exeter to help schools embed the Grammar for Writing approach.
Some of the Let’s Think in English lessons will be made available free to schools and colleges that use Pearson’s GCSE English qualifications, and others will be available for purchase. There will also be a programme of CPD training and support meetings, with further lessons available, for schools that wish to undertake LTE on a whole-department basis.
Let’s Think in English works best if used fortnightly over two or more years, starting in Key Stage 3, and Pearson will also be publishing our KS3 lessons. There will be a discount for schools which use the lessons in both key stages!
We’re looking forward to a productive and exciting partnership.