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Primary English Audit and Test

Primary English Audit and Test

Fourth Edition

February 2014 | 80 pages | Learning Matters

This popular, widely recommended, text supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of English is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous and focused test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in English. This test can be revisited at key stages in their course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing a knowledge of English and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.

Reflection on English: Your Experiences So Far
Reflection on English: Your Perceptions
Perceived Competence and Confidence in English
English Test
The Nature and Role of Standard English

The Spoken and Written Language Systems of English

Knowledge at Word Level

Sentence-level Knowledge – Grammar and Punctuation

Textual Knowledge

Critical Evaluation of Texts


Making Sense of Your Test Results

Answers to Test Questions
From Subject Knowledge to Pedagogy
Targets for Further Development
Suggestions for Revision and Further Reading

Extremely useful resource for revising subject knowledge in English.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
School of Education, Kingston University
January 23, 2018

This slim volume provides a useful guide for student-teachers, not only to test their own technical subject knowledge, but also help them reflect on their broader understanding of English language and literacy.

Dr Alastair Daniel
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
May 15, 2015

This breaks subject knowledge down into different levels and domains and could be a useful tool for students wishing to identify where they might benefit from further exploration, understanding or support if used alongside other modes of subject knowledge development.

Mrs Joy Mower
Department of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 2, 2015

a very useful book for students to prepare for the Skills Test and to self-audit and improve their English subject knowledge

Ms Jill Wallis
Department of Education, Bedfordshire Univ.
July 3, 2014