Our Primary Comprehensive Courses are available in all primary grades and cover the following areas.
Essay Writing : Each week students receive instruction in an aspect of writing and then complete an exercise. Over a period they become familiar with all genres and styles of writing.
English : Reading and Comprehension exercises are combined with instruction and questions on Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation. Each unit is completed by a Novel Study. Students are required to read a novel each term and answer questions which test their understanding.
Word Knowledge : This vocabulary exercise is to be completed each week at home. Students are allowed to use a dictionary if unsure of the meaning of a word, and they then have to write a sentence to show that they understand how to use the word correctly.
Maths : The lesson includes instruction on the topic being studied and a number of exercises relating to that subject. There are three levels of difficulty in each year’s grade.
Mental Maths : Provides practice to be done as homework, plus a number of maths problems to be solved.
General Ability : The GA book includes questions on verbal and non-verbal reasoning and on spatial reasoning. The teacher gives a clear explanation of each answer.