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English

In the English Department we teach across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 with the following examinable courses:

Our teaching team consists of the following members of staff:

Curriculum Area: English
Curriculum Leader: Miss Sarson

Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Year 10 Language/Literature | Year 10 EnglishYear 11 Language/Literature | Year 11 English | Year 12 English Language | Year 12 English Literature | Year 13 English Language | Year 12 and 13 Combined English Language and Literature

Year 7

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Year 7 are placed in sets at the beginning of the academic year. Setting is planned using the KS2 scores, CATs testing and an in-class literacy test.

Once in their groups, they study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one dedicated library lesson per week in which they follow a levelled reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their personal reader.

Term 2

Pupils study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one dedicated library lesson per week in which they follow a levelled reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their personal reader.

Term 3

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one dedicated library lesson per week in which they follow a levelled reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their personal reader.

Year 8

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Pupils study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one lesson dedicated to a guided reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their class reader.

Term 2

Pupils study the following units:

Writing a formal discursive essay: pupils are taught how to write a formal essay on a relevant topic
E.g. The Internet is dangerous and should be banned
Assessment Focuses/Criteria
Writing: Assessment Framework 2, Assessment Framework 3, Assessment Framework 4, Assessment Framework 6

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one lesson dedicated to a guided reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their class reader.

Term 3

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition, pupils have one lesson dedicated to a guided reading programme and complete a variety of tasks related to their class reader.

Year 9

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Pupils study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition to this, pupils also have regular lessons focusing on explicit GCSE English Language exam skills to prepare for the reading and writing exams.

Term 2

Pupils study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition to this, pupils also have regular lessons focusing on explicit GCSE English Language exam skills to prepare for the reading and writing exams.

Term 3

Pupils study the following units:

Assessment: Pupils complete at least one piece of assessed work per half term. Assessments are based on the KS3 assessment focuses.

In addition to this, pupils also have regular lessons focusing on explicit GCSE English Language exam skills to prepare for the reading and writing exams.

Year 10 Language/Literature

Linear Route Overview - English Language/English Literature

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10 Linear Overview - English Route

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 11 English Language/English Literature

Term 1

Term 2

Continuation of preparation for Unit One Reading and Unit Two Writing examinations

Term 3

Year 11 English Route

Term 1

Term 2

Continuation of preparation for Unit One Reading and Unit Two Writing examinations

Term 3

Continuation of preparation for Unit One Reading and Unit Two Writing examinations

Year 12: AS English Literature (AQA Spec A)

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment: One examination: (2 hours) in June of year 12. Clean copy of John Clare’s poetry allowed in the exam. This will contribute to 60% of total AS marks.

Post Study Leave

Year 12: AS English Language Course

Term 1

The genre of writing may change depending on needs of class.

Introduction to the key linguistic methods (frameworks) as the toolkits for analysis:

Term 2

Term 3

Year 13: English Language

AQA Specification B

Each half term pupils are given a variety of assessed pieces to familiarise themselves with exam style questions. 

Term 1: Language Development

Term 2: Language Development

Term 3: Language Development