English

Staff

Mrs L Vance – Teacher of English, Head of Department
Mrs A Bartlett – Teacher of English, Second in Department
Miss H Tyas – Teacher of English
Mrs R Livsey – Teacher of English
Mrs S Maskrey – Teacher of English
Miss H Flowitt – Teacher of English
Mr M Dover – Teacher of English
Mr D Pickett – Teacher of English

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 Mrs L Vance, 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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Key Stage 5

EDUQAS Media Studies A level

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Media Studies offers a broad, engaging and stimulating course of study which enables learners to:

  • demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • demonstrate a critical approach to media studies
  • demonstrate appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture, politics and the economy
  • develop an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, industries and audiences
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the global nature of the media
  • apply theoretical knowledge and specialist subject specific terminology to
  • analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • make informed arguments, reach substantiated judgements and draw conclusions about media issues
  • engage in critical debate about academic theories used in media studies
  • appreciate how theoretical understanding supports practice and practice supports theoretical understanding
  • demonstrate sophisticated practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production.

EDUQAS Media Studies A level is assessed in the following way:

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GCSE English and English Literature revision website

English teachers and directors from across the Trust have created a revision website which is closely tailored to the messages students receive in their English lessons. We have a wealth of expertise in delivering the WJEC/Eduqas specifications that all our academies use for English and our website ensures that students can access advice and materials which will help them to achieve the best grades they can at any time. Students will need their academy Google login details to access the website.

The website can be accessed by following this link: revision.english.outwood.com

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.