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F10 Primary to Secondary English Grammar (Half-Day Online Course)

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Primary to Secondary English Grammar

This course is specially designed for secondary school teachers who want to help their pupils bridge the gap between primary and secondary English grammar. The course focuses on how grammar is taught at KS-2 based on the national curriculum, and how teachers at KS-3 can maintain continuity that helps pupils with their non-fiction reading and writing in English and other subjects.

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English Grammar SEU Primary to Secondary Online

Course Leader

Luke Pearce
Course Description


The new national curriculum requires schoolteachers to teach English grammar, which is tested at primary school.

At secondary school, there is not explicit, statutory test of grammar knowledge. This can mean that there is less of a focus on grammar.

Further, the national curriculum contains changes in grammar terminology. Teachers at secondary level may be teaching grammar in a way that does not coincide with the current national curriculum and teaching at primary schools.

On this online course, you'll learn about grammatical subject knowledge that is required at primary and that should ‘bridge the gap’ for secondary pupils in their non-fiction reading and writing.


  • An overview of grammar as conceived in the current national curriculum
  • Requirements and reasons for teaching grammar at secondary and primary level
  • Important grammar for pupils to know
  • Common misconceptions and changes in terminology
  • How grammar can be practically used to improve reading and writing

This course takes the form of a half-day, online webinar. You instructor will guide you through the core principles and techniques. There will be plenty of opportunities for trying activities, questions and discussions.

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically designed for secondary school teachers, especially those teaching lower year groups. The course may be useful for any primary or secondary school teacher who would like to improve their knowledge and teaching skills of English grammar. Trainee teachers, NQTs and any teachers wishing to improve their English grammar knowledge are welcome.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand basic concepts of English grammar, as laid out in the national curriculum
  • develop a stronger command of key English grammar terminology, as used in the national curriculum
  • bridge the gap between Key Stage 2 and 3
  • help you use grammar to improve your pupils' non-fiction reading and writing skills

This course will now be taught online via Microsoft Teams. You'll receive an email with the invitation and instructions a week before the course starts.

It's taught by UCL experts and is brought to you by the team that runs Englicious, a free online learning and teaching resource for English grammar

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