The study of English facilitates the growth of an individual, both on a personal, moral and empathetic basis. As well as developing an understanding of their own role in the wider world, it invites them to be a part of a living, cultural, ever changing environment they are integral to; allowing them to cross historical and cultural boundaries. English enables them to become critical thinkers, able to evaluate the spoken and written word, to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a precise manner, to express their creativity and give voice to their motivations and interpretations as they grow and adapt to the world around them.
English encourages independence and adaptability enabling our students to be effective researchers, great communicators and active, lifelong learners.
KS3 Curriculum Summary
|Year 7||History of English & A Christmas Carol
|Non-fiction writing (Survival)
|Figurative language and Greek myths
|Year 8||The Gothic genre
Gothic Horror Story Opening
Use of Setting
|A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Use of Language
|Short stories of Edgar Allen Poe
How is Language Used?
Comparison of motifs
Use of Structure
|Year 9||Journey’s End & WW1 poetry
Structure of the Play
Effect of War on Writing
|Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s Use of Language
|Crime and detection
Including ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip by Conan Doyle
You will be awarded 2 GCSEs in English. English language GCSE focuses on the functional skills of reading and writing effective communication. English literature focuses on the reading and analysis of novels, drama and poetry from across history.
Year 10- Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Lord of the Flies, creative reading and writing, non-fiction reading and writing.
Year 11- Power and conflict poetry, exam preparation, revision & practice.
A Level English
English Language- Spoken language in use, language and gender, accent and dialect varieties, child language acquisition, language change.
English Literature-Literary genres: Plays Prose and Poetry. A choice of texts covering aspects of tragedy or aspects of comedy. Elements of Crime or Social Protest Writing.