Year 9,10 & 11 English


English Language challenges you to read and understand a wide range of fiction and non‐fiction texts, testing skills such as: defining vocabulary; skimming and scanning text; locating and summarising information; explaining language effects on the reader and transforming ideas from stimulus texts in to their own writing in a range of genres.

English Literature will build on the skills developed at KS3 to enable you to respond to literature texts of poetic, script and prose form. You will write a comparative essay as coursework based on two or more studied texts, and you will study poetry and one set text in preparation for the exam. (Text choices will vary from class to class and essay questions will allow learners to draw on their own reading experiences alongside studied texts.) You will also learn about essay writing and academic vocabulary and expression.

By the end of the three years, students should become:

• Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others

• Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others

• Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn

• Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges

• Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

Our goal is to enable students to be reflective readers, skilled writers, confident speakers and creative thinkers. We work as a team to plan courses that are stimulating and enjoyable with activities that enable students to investigate texts and explore the ways in which meanings are communicated. We have a clear focus on the development of students' literacy skills and use assessments to provide precise targets that will allow students to make progress and have a sense of direction for future learning.

The Team:

Miss Kelly Wilson (Curriculum Leader)

Miss Aedin O'Neill (Curriculum Leader, Leader of Literacy Development)

Miss Jo Debenham

Miss Toni Reynolds

Mr Samuel Show

Mr Nathan Smith

Mrs Rabab Zehra

Click on the links below to see the curriculum content for the relevant year group. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the academy and speak to the subject leader.