Curriculum Overview
Whole School Curriculum Plan
Creative iMedia
Health & Social Care BTEC
History & Humanities
Performing Arts
Mrs J Hunter (Head of English)
Mr M Broadhurst
Miss N Walley
Miss K Vardy
Miss C Short
Ms G Shaw
Key Stage 3:
Students main focus in KS3 is becoming independent, critical and analytical readers.  They are expected to a read a variety of genre and are set daily page targets in order to encourage regular reading.  All students take an on-line quiz on the book they have read and results are monitored.
As well as personal reading, students study a selection of texts in class and incorporate writing activities which focuses on the purpose of their writing as well as spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Key Stage 4:
Students study two separate GCSEs – English Language and English Literature – following the Edexcel syllabus.  Their Literature GCSE studies include a full Shakespeare play, a 19th century novel, a post-1914 play,  poems since 1739 and unseen poems.  Their Language studies include 19th century fiction extracts, 20/21st century non-fiction extracts, imaginative writing and transactional writing.  For Language there is also an additional Speaking & Listening element which is certificated separately, where students can develop a range of communication skills.  Both GCSEs are assessed by examinations only; English Literature at the end of Year 10 and English Language at the end of Year 11.
Extra-Curricular Information:
Students are encouraged to attend regular revision sessions both at lunch and after-school to consolidate their understanding and for further examination preparation.  Regular websites, revision guides and text guides are shared with students.


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