Head of Department: Mr S Porter



Key Stage 3 (2016-17)

The focus of English lessons at KS3 is to foster a love of literature and to enable pupils to become effective communicators, both as speakers and writers.

To help pupils achieve these aims they study a wide range of literature, including poetry, plays and novels. Pupils are also given the opportunity to study a broad range of media and non-fiction texts, linked to popular topics such as animal welfare, sport and TV and film.

At the end of each half term, pupils are assessed and given targets that will help them to develop their skills further.

  New Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Schemes of Work

Year 7   Year 8   Year 9

Key Stage 4 (2016-17)

In year 11 students will study WJEC English Language and Literature. In year 10, they will study the new AQA English Language and Literature exams.

Pupils who study literature will also complete assessments on Shakespeare, a modern play and a range of poetry.

All study will be supplemented by a student reading list, regular skills' assessment and the weekly analysis of contemporary modern fiction and non-fiction writing.

Year 11 revision/exam preparation sessions are held every Thursday after school.

Year 10 GCSE

New GCSE Grades for Year 9 and Year 10

Year 10 and 11 GCSE Structure

Post 16 (2016-17)

In year 12, students will study a range of novels and plays, as well as comparing how spoken language is represented in literature, compared to the way people speak in real-life situations.

In Year 13, students complete an independent study, in which they compare a play and poems, based on a shared theme, as well as studying the features of language across a range of non-fiction texts.

  A Level English Schemes of Work

The Faculty also offers the WJEC 'A' level in Media Studies.

  A Level Media Studies Overview

In year 12 we now offer WJEC Film Studies. 

A level Film Studies overview

Year 12 students also have the opportunity to re-sit the GCSE English Language and English Literature examinations. Our students follow the same WJEC/Edexcel courses outlined in the section of this page.

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