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English

MeEt the Team
  • Ms Inda Sandhar
  • Mrs Gurveena Mann
  • Ms Katherine Irwin
  • Mrs Louise Ansell
  • Ms Laura Butler
  • Mrs Emily Cuff
  • Mrs Siobhan Loydall
  • Mrs Emmeline McChleery
  • Mrs Elizabeth Payne
  • Miss Anna Price


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Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage Three English, students follow a rigorous curriculum that fully prepares them for the challenges of GCSE English Language and Literature. Students build their ability to analyse and interpret challenging texts from across a range of literary time periods as well as developing their ability to write in a coherent and academic register. By the end of Year 8, students will have studied at least two Shakespearian texts, several novels and an extensive range of poetical forms.

KS3 Reading List



Key Stage 4

At Key Stage Four, students follow the AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature specifications.

We split the GCSEs and teach GCSE English Literature, with the terminal exams in Year 10. Within Literature, students have the opportunity to study one Shakespearian text, a range of conflict and war poetry, a 19th Century novel and a modern play.

In the GCSE English Language Year 11 curriculum, students hone their reading and writing skills, focusing on writing for purpose and reading for meaning. The English Language exam is structured across two external assessments and no coursework. In both exams students are assessed on their ability to read for meaning and write for a specific purpose.


Key Stage Five

At Key Stage Five, students follow either the AQA English Language and Literature specification or the AQA English Literature specification. Both qualifications are looked on favourably by all universities and fully preparing students as academic readers and writers. In both qualifications, students have the opportunity to study Shakespeare, a range of poetry and other works of drama and prose. Within the Language qualification, students also have the opportunity to write creatively as part of their internal assessment.

Year 12 English Literature Teacher 1 LTP

Year 12 English Literature Teacher 2



Year 11 English Homework

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Ultimate AQA Langauge GCSE prep Homework 2

YEAR 10 ENGLISH HOMEWORK

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Homework grid for Literature



Important Dates

Year 10:

(Friday) 10/01/20 A Christmas Carol trip – it will be after school

GCSE English Literature Exams:

13th and 21st May 2020 (AM exams)

Year 10 Immersion Days:

11 and 12th May 2020 for P1

19th and 20th May 2020 for Paper 2

Mock/ PPE:

End of Autumn 2: Paper 2

End of Spring 1 (Feb): Paper 1 and 2

Year 11:

Nov Mocks: Paper 1

Feb/Mar mocks: Paper 1 and Paper 2

GCSE English Language Exams:

2nd June 2020 AM

5th June 2020 AM

Year 12:

AS English Literature Paper 1 15th May 2020 (AM)

AS English Literature paper 2 20th May 2020 (PM)

English Revision

Year 10 English Literature Revision Websites

There are many revision sources and websites on the internet but here are a few to get your revision started!

www.sparknotes.com

www.shmoop.com

https://studywise.co.uk/gcse-revision/

www.gcsepod.com (students have logins)

PiXL Lit app

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zxqncwx

Youtube revision videos by Mr Bruff

Year 11 English Language Revision Websites

There are many revision sources and websites on the internet but here are a few to get your revision started!

https://studywise.co.uk/gcse-revision/

www.gcsepod.com (students have logins)

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm

Youtube revision videos by Mr Bruff

Year 10 Paper 1 Revision

Year 10 Paper 2 Revision

Year 11 Paper 1 Revision

Year 11 Paper 2 Revision

Year 11 Parents Information Evening

Ride or Die Quotations - key quotes from all 4 texts