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Introduction

The English Faculty has the vision to continue to raise standards and realise the potential of all students, enabling them to acquire a thirst for reading and writing English whilst achieving their target or above.

With a history of outstanding progress from our students, we offer a range of challenging and exciting courses that are delivered by highly skilled and inspirational staff.

The new GCSE system no longer uses the traditional A-G grades. Our current Year 10 students will be awarded a number from 1-9, with ‘5’ being the new ‘C’ equivalent. This course is challenging and students should anticipate weekly homework from their teachers to reinforce their confidence and knowledge. Please note, the new GCSE courses do not include any coursework. Both language and literature are assessed by two exams for each subject at the end of Year 11.

Quality teaching does not stop at the end of Key Stage 4. Post 16 students are offered A levels in both language and literature.

Mrs Willoughby
Head of Faculty
English - Year 7

 

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

(20th Century Literature)

 

Autumn term 1

Literature extract question on the presentation of Snape.

 

Private Peaceful

(with War Poetry)

 

Autumn term 2

A choice of two literature questions (AIC-style)

Gothic Writing

(The Woman in Black)

 

Spring term 1

Paper 1 Questions 1-3

Focusing on Language and Structure.

Creating your own Island (Non-Fiction Text Types)

Spring term 2

Speaking and Listening Presentation (individually/groups) presenting the Island.

Our Day Out

 

Summer term 1

Extract question

 

Language Paper 1

Examination Skills

 

Summer term 2

Full Paper 1 Examination

 

English - Year 8

Topic

Half term

Assessment

The Tempest

 

Autumn term 1

Extract question on the relationship of Caliban and Prospero

Persuasive Writing (Speech Focused)

 

Autumn term 2

P2Q5 Persuasive Writing Task

19th Century Non-Fiction Reading

 

Spring term 1

Paper 2 Q1 + Q3

 

Narrative and Descriptive Writing (Short Story Stimulus)

 

Spring term 2

P1 Q5 Narrative / Descriptive Writing Task

 

Of Mice and Men

 

Summer term 1

Choice of two questions

 

Language Paper Examination Skills

 

Summer term 2

Full Paper 2 Examination

 

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