English

Welcome to English

‘In English we will nourish students’ passion for our subject, equip them with the confidence, the skills and the knowledge they need to succeed in all walks of life.’

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The English course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge in preparation to access the GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature course in Key Stage 4. Students get the opportunity to study a wide range of types of texts, always taking into account the individual needs of our students. They will develop their analytical and evaluative skills, as well as their writing skills across the English curriculum. Across KS3, we run a reading programme called Accelerated Reader to build reading ability and develop understanding. The main aim of the KS3 English curriculum is to ensure that all students not only develop skills and enjoy learning, but to get students as ready as possible for the demands of Year 8 and then the KS4 curriculum.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Miss L Fox, Head of Department.

Key Stage 4

EDUQAS GCSE English Language 9-1

This course consists of studying in preparation for examinations which cover reading fiction extracts and answering questions, creative writing, reading non-fiction texts and answering questions, and transactional writing. The course also includes a component which covers speaking and listening skills.

GCSE English Language is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss L Fox, Head of Department.

EDUQAS GCSE English Literature 9-1

This course consists of studying in preparation for examinations which cover a Shakespeare play, prose text, a drama text and the study of an anthology of poems, and two unseen poems.

GCSE English Literature is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss L Fox, Head of Department.

Key Stage 5

AQA A-level English Language and Literature

This two year course consists of the study of a selection of poems by Carol Ann Duffy, an anthology of a range of texts about Paris, two novels and a play. Students also prepare a non-exam assessment which explores a range of topics of individual study prompted by a novel.

A-level English Language and Literature is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss L Fox, Head of Department.

Enrichment Opportunities for English

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.