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Year 9 – Articulate!

Articulate! is part of The Oracy Workshops.

NSSW has worked extensively with Julia Ward and Ali Shorer in previous phases of the project, with extremely successful exam outcomes and evidence of impact on the participating students.

Course details
  • The programme is designed to nurture effective oracy skills through improving communication and building confidence
  • It is a 5-day Monday-Friday intensive programme
  • It is for Year 9 pupils with low levels of confidence in communication
  • The group size is fourteen students
  • An NSSW Institutional Officer will be present throughout the week
  • All pupils take an English Speaking Board exam on Day 5:
    • Reciting a poem that they have learnt by heart
    • Reading a passage from a book aloud
    • Giving a presentation on a topic of their choice

The course is delivered by tutors from The Oracy Workshops, supported by trained NSSW Institutional Officers

  • Eligibility: NSSW selected Attainment Raising schools
  • Cost: There is no cost for eligible schools
  • The course is delivered at school
  • Selected Year 9 students are taken off curriculum for the whole week
  • Schools are required to register with the English Speaking Board
  • Schools are required to share (ESB) exam results with NSSW
  • Initially, one 5-day course is available per school
  • Preferably delivered before Easter,
  • Available dates and bookings through NSSW Institutional Officers

NSSW will evaluate raised attainment through analysing the ESB exam results


Year 9 - Articulate!
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