||Our Teaching Staff: Ms I Connors(Subject Leader), Mr D Chidlow, Mr A Jones (TLC for English, Subject Leader Media), Mrs Strong (Deputy Head teacher), Ms A Tomlinson, Miss L Williams, Mrs P Williams, Miss L Cook, Miss C Mitchell, Miss M Kenny, Ms M. Benson.
Areas Studied Key Stage 3
A wide range of Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing in different genres and styles forms the heart of the English Curriculum across all years at Key Stage 3. A range of novels are studied; some that are particularly selected appropriate to the ability range of an individual class and others that are studied across the whole year group. Texts for curriculum study are reviewed each year.
Examples of texts studied are below:
Year 7: Skellig and Blake’s Poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Introduction to Media, Dickens.
Year 8: Twelfth Night, Private Peaceful, Chanda’s Secrets, Chinese Cinderella, Ballads, Stone Cold.
Year 9: Romeo and Juliet, The Other Side of Truth, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice.
Areas Studied Key Stage 4
Year 10 - AQA English Language and AQA English Literature
The course includes: the study of a play by Shakespeare; a novel from the Literary Heritage; a modern novel reflecting another culture; Speaking and Listening Assignments; the Study of Spoken Language; and writing that displays creativity.
Year 11 - AQA English Language and AQA English Literature – final controlled assessment(s) to be completed from this course as well as preparation for the final GCSE Examinations in both English Language and English Literature. Cambridge iGCSE for target group.
News and Events:
All year 10 students will be studying the novel Jane Eyre as part of the English Literature curriculum in preparation for their Literature Controlled Assessment task.
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Useful Websites and Learning Tools
http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/sounds/ This link is helpful for the Spoken Language Study our GCSE students undertake. It contains examples of regional dialects along with transcripts of what the participants are saying.
www.aqa.co.uk This is the official site for all the information you need for English Language and English Literature GCSE course details.
BBC Bitesize - a helpful site for both KS3 and KS4
www.learn.co.uk Go to Key Stage 3/English Literature/Poetry then select (1) Introduction to Poetry (2) Sonnets
www.bronte.info Includes information about the Bröntes, their family tree, the novels etc.
www.pbs.org/greatspeeches There are some important speeches on the site. You can hear and see excerpts from the speeches themselves.
www.firstworldwar.com Here you can see how the First World War created the first major advertising campaign. You can find out more about Understanding Advertising under the learn.co.uk website given above.