English

Key Stage 3

Aims

The aim of English at KS3 is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. 

Year 7

Students explore a variety of texts both contemporary and traditional and explore a wide range of writing purposes.  Key texts include:  ‘How to Train your Dragon’, Dracula and Macbeth. 

Year 8

Students explore a variety of texts both contemporary and traditional including WW1 war poetry.  Class texts include:  ‘Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Stone Cold and Tulip Touch.  Students also complete a media unit on bullying.

Year 9

Students explore a variety of texts both contemporary and traditional including WW1 war poetry.  Class texts include:  ‘Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Stone Cold and Tulip Touch.  Students also complete a media unit on bullying.

 

Key Stage 4

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Examination board / awarding body: AQA

Why study English Language?

Students of all abilities will develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of texts covering the 19th, 20th, and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

Content

Explorations in creative reading and writing looks at how writers use narrative and descriptive techniques to engage the interest of readers. Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives, looks at how different writers present a similar topic over time.

Assessment

Students will be assessed at the end of each half-term with PPEs taking place during Years 10 and 11.  The final examinations will take place May/June 2020.

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Examination board / awarding body: Edexcel

Why study English Literature?

Through literature, students have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written. Studying GCSE English Literature should encourage students to read widely for pleasure, and as preparation for studying literature at a higher level.

Content

Students will study a 19th-century novel, a modern text (written post – 1914), a Shakespeare play and a selection of poetry written between 1789 and the present day (Power and Conflict).

Assessment

Students will be assessed at the end of each unit of work as well as PPEs during Year 10 and 11.  The final examinations will take place May/June 2020.

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This