Welcome to English
‘In English we will nourish students’ passion for our subject; equip them with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to succeed in all walks of life.’
Meet the team:
Miss J Hall Head of Department English email@example.com
Ms L Tait – Second in English firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Pegden Associate Assistant Principal email@example.com
Miss A Melrose Teacher of English firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs J Duffy-Smith – Temporary Teacher of English email@example.com
Overview of the Year for English at Key Stage 3
During KS3 students have the ability to widen and explore their understanding of English as a subject beyond KS2. Students get the opportunity to study an eclectic mix of different text types from fictional novels to biographies, 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. The main aim of the KS3 English curriculum is to ensure that all students not only develop skills but are as prepared as possible for the demands of the KS4 curriculum.
Across KS3 we run a reading programme called Accelerated Reader. Students are expected to read a range of books targeted at their reading level during a timetabled lesson each week. Students take quizzes on these books which allow teachers to monitor student progress even more closely. We have found this programme to be very successful not only in improving student’s ability in English, but it has created a culture and love of reading across the key stage.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Jacqui Hall Head of Department.
Overview of the Year for English Language and Literature at Key Stage 4
Students study both English Language and English Literature across the three years. This means all students have the opportunity to achieve two GCSEs in English. The exam board for both qualifications is EDUQAS.
For this qualification, students must demonstrate their ability to read and understand an extract from a literary text and write creatively for Component 1 and be able to read and understand two non- fiction texts and write in a range of styles, including letters, articles, speeches and reviews for Component 2.
For this qualification, students will study a Shakespeare play, 19th Century novel, 20th Century play and a collection of poems from the 19th to the 21st Century.
NOTE: Both qualifications will be 100% exam which will be taken at the end of Y11.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss J Hall Head of Department.
Enrichment opportunities in English:
Thursday 2.30pm-3.30pm: Book Club