General spelling list
The following list of spellings was compiled by a number of secondary schools who all identified the following words as common errors among this age group.
The list is not intended for blanket teaching, because most pupils will know how to spell most of the words, but it is recommended that early in Year 7, pupils should be helped to learn those spellings about which they still are uncertain.
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Common homophones and confusions
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