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English

English

Staff, Teaching & Learning

  • Ms J Matthews Ms J Matthews
    Subject Leader English
  • Mr M CarrollMr M Carroll
  • Ms C ChalkMs C Chalk
  • Miss C CheadleMiss C Cheadle
  • Miss G GreenhalghMiss G Greenhalgh
  • Mr D GornallMr D Gornall
  • Miss G HaseldonMiss G Haseldon
  • Mr K JudgeMr K Judge
  • Mr E MerrimanMr E Merriman
  • Miss K OwensMiss K Owens
  • Miss M PradyMiss M Prady
  • Miss K SantosoussoMiss K Santosousso
  • Ms V SherryMs V Sherry

Intent Statement

Our curriculum aims to foster a love of language and literature in our learners; building on their successes at KS2 and equipping them with the skills to be effective and confident communicators for life.

Through our study of the Ambrose Canon, we will take pupils on a journey of some of the greatest texts and characters in literature around the world. We aim to challenge them to be deep, critical and empathetic thinkers; to explore the ‘big ideas’/ key themes across texts and how they reflect society of the time and to read regularly for pleasure.

We will enable our pupils to become imaginative, articulate and appreciative of language through access to an engaging and challenging bespoke curriculum.

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Year 7

Pupils are encouraged to listen to one another and then asked to take part in group discussions. On many occasions they are given the opportunity to debate and develop arguments on a variety of issues and topics. To improve their reading, pupils can choose from a large range of material suited to their age and ability, and it is hoped that they gain much pleasure from this. Pupils have one guided reading lesson per week to promote independent and creative thought. They are taught to write clearly and accurately, using correct spellings and punctuation. Pupils learn to draft and revise work and are taught a wide range of grammatical rules. The Drama course in Year 7 involved pupils in investigating a range of topics and issues through various methods and forms. In Drama, we aim to develop confidence, creativity and sensitivity. Pupils are encouraged to widen their understanding of values and cultural change, as well as improving their physical and perceptual skills.

Year 8

Pupils are encouraged to listen to one another and then asked to take part in group discussions. On many occasions they are given the opportunity to debate and develop arguments on a variety of issues and topics. To improve their reading, pupils can choose from a large range of material suited to their age and ability, and it is hoped that they gain much pleasure from this. They are taught to write clearly and accurately, using correct spellings and punctuation. Pupils learn to draft and revise work and are taught a wide range of grammatical rules. The Drama course in Year 8 involved pupils in investigating a range of topics and issues through various methods and forms. In Drama, we aim to develop confidence, creativity and sensitivity. Pupils are encouraged to widen their understanding of values and cultural change, as well as improving their physical and perceptual skills.

Year 9

Pupils are encouraged to listen to one another and then asked to take part in group discussions. On many occasions they are given the opportunity to debate and develop arguments on a variety of issues and topics. To improve their reading, pupils can choose from a large range of material suited to their age and ability, and it is hoped that they gain much pleasure from this. They are taught to write clearly and accurately, using correct spellings and punctuation. Pupils learn to draft and revise work and are taught a wide range of grammatical rules.

Year 10

In this course pupils are studying two full AQA Board GCSE's in English Language and English Literature. Both GCSEs require pupils to demonstrate skills in listening, talking, reading and writing. Pupils must convey their ideas, knowledge, feelings and points of view on a range of literature as well as responding critically to non-fiction and media texts. 

Year 11

In this course pupils are studying two full GCSEs in English Language and English Literature. Pupils must convey their ideas, knowledge, feelings and points of view on a range of literature, including poetry, plays and 19th Century texts, as well as responding critically to non-fiction and media texts. Throughout the course, pupils will develop their synthesis, language, structure, comparison and evaluation skills. Written elements include writing narratives, descriptions and discursive texts. These skills are evaluated through examination. Pupils sit a total of four exam papers for English Language and Literature at the end of year 11.

 

 

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