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:

Poetic Voices
Monsters in Literature: The Tempest
Different Cultures: 'Chinese Cinderella'
Cultural Capital: Identity, Diversity and Community (short stories)
The Gothic: An understanding of 19th Century texts

 

Year 8:

Contemporary Fiction: A Monster Calls
Cineliteracy: A Monster Calls film study
Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing/Richard III
Cultural Capital: Justice, Change and Action (short stories)

 

Year 9:

War/Love/Prejudice: exploring prose, poetry and drama
Writing for purpose: non-fiction
Cultural Capital: short stories
Narrative/Descriptive writing

 

Key Stage 4:

AQA GCSE English Language
AQA GCSE English Literature

 

Post-16:

OCR A Level English Literature
OCR A Level English Language
AQA A Level English Language & Literature
EDUQAS A Level Film Studies

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