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Staffing

Mrs E. Booth - BA (Hons) Drama/EnglishCo-ordinator of English KS3
Mrs S. Burns - BA (Hons) English and History Head of English
Mrs A. WoodsBA (Hons) Classical Studies Teacher of English
Mr J. Clee - BA-(Hons) English Teacher of English
Mr C. McIntyre - BA (Hons) English with FilmTeacher of English
Mrs H. Henrys - BA (Hons) Media and Performance Teacher of English
Mr E. Wilkinson - BA (Hons) English Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of English
Mr D. White - BA (Hons) English and History Deputy Headteacher & Teacher of English

 

What do we study?

All Years All years will target improving Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing.

Year 7

This year’s work will focus on creating non-fiction texts, a novel, narrative writing, pre & post 1900 poetry, Shakespeare and a post-1914 play which fits in to the overview for Key Stage Three. The range of activities based on the chosen literature and non-literary stimulus will follow a core 'language skills' schedule, encompassing all Attainment Targets for English.

Year 8

This year’s work will focus on gothic horror, war poetry, Shakespeare, a modern novel, creative writing and examination work. The range of activities based on the chosen literature and non-literary stimulus will follow a core 'language skills' schedule, encompassing all Attainment Targets for English

Year 9

The year's work will focus on a modern novel, poems from another culture, a Shakespearian text (Macbeth), language material as well as Spoken Language preparation for GCSE. The range of activities based on the chosen literature and non-literary stimulus will follow a core 'language skills' schedule, encompassing all Attainment Targets for English.

GCSE

Years 10-11

The course is assessed through controlled assessment and examinations (1 x English/2 x English Literature)

Controlled assessment focuses on creative writing understanding written tests, spoken language study and the significance of Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage.

Exams focus on novels or short stories, prepared poetry, unseen poetry, analysis of unseen non-fiction texts and writing tasks.

 

GCSE Components

English Language: 40% Controlled Assessments, 60% Examination

English Literature: 20% Controlled Assessment, 40% Paper 1, 40% Paper 2