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In English we aim to develop students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, while
simultaneously encouraging them to develop a love of literature.

In KS3 students follow thematic units of work, culminating in the SATS tests in Year 9. In KS4 they
study for the AQA English and English Literature examinations. At A level, English is a very popular
subject. We offer courses in both English Literature and English Language, currently having nine
teaching groups in the sixth form.

We aim to make learning enjoyable and hope our students will long continue to read and write for
enjoyment.

Teaching staff

Mrs A Leivesley             Director of Learning
Ms L Midwood                Assistant Learning Manager
Mrs F Byrne                 Key Stage 3 coordinator
Mrs L Oates                 Key Stage 5 coordinator
Mrs A Armer                 PDM Year 10
Mrs R Bradshaw              PDM Year 8 (Year 7 only)
Ms J McNeillis              Special Needs coordinator
Ms C Stephenson             PSHE coordinator
Mr N Williams
Mrs S Davidson              Literacy coordinator
Mrs G Corby                 part time
Mrs M Hawarth               part time
Mrs M Madden                part time
Mrs Y Wilcock               part time




Curriculum organisation

Key Stage 3
Compulsory – seven lessons per two week period

Key Stage 4
Compulsory – seven lessons per two week period for D and H bands. Six lessons for S band.

Key Stage 5
Optional. - English Language and English Literature available.
Five lessons per two week period.
                                    Schemes of Work - KS3

Year 7   Units of work or topic         Additional information             Assessment    (method and timing)


                                    Students explore through
         ‘Myself’                   literature the experience of
                                                                       A common assessment piece which
                                    starting a new school. Writing
Term 1                                                                 is awarded a Nation Curriculum level
         Introduction to the        and speaking and listening
                                                                       each half term.
         library                    tasks introducing their family
                                    and themselves.

                                    A variety of reading, writing
Term 2   ‘Heroes and Villains’      and speaking and listening         As above
                                    activities on this theme.

                                    A variety of reading, writing
Term 3   ‘Weird and Wonderful’      and speaking and listening         As above
                                    activities on this theme.

Year 8   Units of work or topic         Additional information             Assessment    (method and timing)


                                    A variety of reading, writing
Term 1   ‘Creatures and Animals’    and speaking and listening         As above
                                    activities on this theme.

                                    A variety of reading, writing
Term 2   ‘Gothic’                   and speaking and listening         As above
                                    activities on this theme.

                                    A close analysis of different
                                    types of writing e.g. writing to
Term 3   ‘Writing Styles’
                                    argue, persuade, describe,
                                                                       As above
                                    advise, entertain.

Year 9   Units of work or topic         Additional information             Assessment    (method and timing)


                                                                       A half termly common assessment
         The class novel            Focus on close reading,            piece which is awarded a National
Term 1                              techniques and literary            Curriculum level.
         Writing about Literature   language.                          1. Testing reading
                                                                       2. Testing writing

         The Tempest
                                    The work this term is largely
         Focus on the SATS                                             Practise SATs papers
Term 2                              taken up with SATs
                                                                       - Reading paper
                                    preparation.
         Reading and writing
         papers

                                    Techniques for analysing           SATs tests (May)
         Final SATs preparation
                                    poetry                             Levelled work in exercise book.
Term 3                              Personal writing                   Beginning GCSE coursework
         Preparation for GCSE
                                    Media work e.g. advertising        preparation.
                                     Schemes of Work – KS4
Years
          Units of work or topic         Additional information              Assessment     (method and timing)
10, 11

          Study of poetry from the   Students will study these           Written coursework requirements –
          GCSE anthology             topics during years 10 and 11.      English
                                     Many of them will be revisited         1. An essay on a Shakespeare
          A Shakespeare play         on several occasions. Due to               play
                                     availability of literature texts,      2. Prose study – pre 1914 short
          A modern novel             students do not all study the              stories or novel
                                     same topic at the same time.           3. Personal writing
          Pre 1914 prose                                                    4. Media assignment

Year 10   Media texts                                                    English Literature
                                                                         1. and 2. plus an essay on a modern
Terms     A twentieth century                                            play
1, 2, 3   novel
                                                                         Five pieces in total for English and
          Speaking and listening                                         English Literature.
                                                                         20% of English mark
          Writing for different                                          30% of Literature mark
          purposes
                                                                         Year 10 examinations
          Comprehension skills
          Units of work or topic                                         Spoken Coursework Requirements
                                                                         Three assessed pieces for different
                                                                         purposes these include individual and
                                     Work experience                     group activities.
Year 11                                - students do follow up           20% of English mark.
                                           work back in school
Term 1                                                                   In addition to coursework, students
                                     GCSE mock examinations              are set homework throughout the
                                                                         course which is marked by their class
Year 11                              Coursework should be                teacher.
                                     complete.
Term 2                               Focus on exam technique.

                                     Students can take a copy of
Year 11   Preparation for            their Literature novel into the     Examinations
          examinations – revision    examination but this must not       English paper 1 – 1 ¾ hours
          lessons                    be annotated. They will be          English paper 2 – 1 ½ hours
Term 3                               given a new copy of the             English Literature – 1 ¾ hours
                                     anthology.
                                       Schemes of Work – KS5
Year 12     Units of work or topic        Additional information     Assessment (method and timing)

          Language
          Module 1 – introduction to
          the study of language
          Module 2 – language and
                                                                     Homework tasks will be set which
          technology
                                                                     involved research and test
Term 1
                                                                     understanding of work covered in
          Literature
                                                                     class.
          Module 1 – study of a
          modern novel
          Module 2 – study of a
          Shakespeare play

          Language
          Continuing work for
          Modules 1 and 2
                                                                     English Literature
          Producing final draft of
                                                                     Shakespeare coursework
          coursework                     Module 2 for both English
                                                                     (2, 000 words)
                                         Language and English
Term 2
          Literature                     Literature is assessed by
                                                                     English Language
          Module 3 Texts in Context      coursework.
                                                                     Creative writing coursework
          – study of a poetry and a
                                                                     (3, 000 words)
          drama text

          Module 2 – producing final
          draft of coursework

                                                                     Examinations

                                                                     Literature
                                                                     Module 1 – the modern novel.
                                                                     Closed book, 1 hour
                                         Coursework is out of the
                                                                     Module 2 – modern poetry, pre 20th
                                         way at the end of Term 2
Term 3    Examination preparation        so the focus is on the
                                                                     century play. Open book, 2 hours.
                                         examination texts.
                                                                     Language
                                                                     Module 1 – introduction to the study
                                                                     of language. 2 hours.
                                                                     Module 2 – language and technology.
                                                                     2 hours.
                               Schemes of Work – KS5 continued
Year 13     Units of work or topic      Additional information          Assessment     (method and timing)



          English Language             For English language
          Begin research for           students must conduct
          coursework.                                               Homework tasks will be set which
                                       their own language
          Editorial writing.                                        involve research and test
Term 1                                 investigation for
                                                                    understanding of work covered in
                                       coursework.
          Literature                                                class.
                                       For Literature they
          Begin study of coursework    compare two texts.
          Literature of world war 1.

                                       In English language we
          Language
                                       look at how English has
          Complete coursework                                       January examination
                                       changed over time and
          Language change                                           Module 5 – editorial writing
                                       how babies learn to speak.
Term 2    Language acquisition                                      (English language)
                                       Literature
          Literature                                                Resits of AS modules.
                                       Drama – pre 1770
          Study of poetry and drama
                                       Poetry – pre 1900
          text
                                                                    Examinations
                                                                    Literature
                                                                    Module 4 – ‘Texts in Time’
          Complete coursework                                       2 hours
                                                                    Module 6 – ‘Reading for Meaning’
Term 3    Continue study of                                         3 hours
          examination modules
          - exam technique                                          Language
                                                                    Module 6 – ‘Language Development’
                                                                    2 hours
Other information

Students are expected to bring the usual equipment such as their planner, pen, pencil, and ruler.

Whenever possible we try to organise theatre visits so that students have the opportunity to see a
play they are studying in performance. In Year 9 we arrange for a theatre group to visit school to
hold a workshop for all students on the play they are studying for the SATs.

We frequently organise lecture visits for Sixth Form students and invite examiners from the
examination board into school to advise GCSE students.

Opportunities exist for developing literacy, numeracy, citizenship, work related learning, enterprise,
health and safety issues, confidence to become independent and successful learners etc as
appropriate.

Each year several of our students continue to study English at university.

				
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