English

Head of Subject: Ms E. Newman

 

Subject overview:

To encourage and develop the students’ reading, writing and speaking skills so that they are able to engage with a wide range of texts, tasks and discussions. There is an emphasis on exploring our literary heritage; understanding how language is adapted for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences, and reading for enjoyment as well as for information.

 

Year 7:

Starting Shakespeare: Research Project
Monsters in literature: “The Tempest”
Topical issues in Non-Fiction writing
Different Cultures: “Chinese Cinderella” and “Mr Hai’s Daughter”
Gothic genre: prose and poetry

 

Year 8:

Adventure and Travel
Meeting Macbeth: Fears and superstitions
Literature of the Victorian era
Literacy skills and progress
Iconoclastic Writing

 

Key Stage 4:

AQA GCSE English Language
AQA GCSE English Literature
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Post-16:

OCR A-level English Literature
OCR A-level English Language
AQA A-level English Language & Literature
WJEC A-level Film Studies
GCSE English
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