High School Pupils

  • At high school age your child should be able to follow spoken instructions of three steps or more after hearing them once.

 

  • They should be able to listen effectively and maintains attention in a classroom situation appropriately.

 

  • They should have developed sufficient vocabulary for expressing ideas and experiences.

 

  • They should ask and answer questions effectively.

 

  • They should talk in a way that is organised, well structured and can be easily understood by the listener.

 

  • They should be able to tell or re-tell a story and explain a process in detail.

 

  • They should be able to understand jokes and can explain why something was funny. Understands idioms (sayings) and can explain, for example, 'you got out of the wrong side of the bed'
  • They should be able to understand and express attitudes, moods and feelings, and can disagree appropriately.

 

  • They should be able to think about consequences of own and others actions, and identify possible solutions to everyday problems.

 

  • They should have awareness of how to act in different social situations and can manage own behaviour effectively.