Programmes of Study Aims

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Achieve3000 supports the national curriculum for English, to ensure for example that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

English Programme of Study Correlation Guide

Achieve3000 Correlation to the English Programmes of Study for Reading.pdf


Before and after reading polls encourage discussion and debate. New vocabulary is introduced for each lesson.


Engaging non-fiction lessons encourages reading for pleasure and further information. Stretch articles provide content at or above level, ensuring all students can interact with age-level text.

Reading comprehension questions develop higher order thinking skills.