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Welcome to the English area

Head of Department – Mrs E. Booth

English will enable you to enjoy and explore thousands of incredible books, poems, plays and magazines. English will challenge you to build confidence through presentational projects, drama activities and team work.

Staffing

Head of EnglishMrs E. Booth – BA (Hons) Drama/English
2nd in EnglishMs A. Schofield – BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing
Teacher of EnglishMs C. Vandenberg – BS (Hons) English
Teacher of EnglishMrs H. Henrys – BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of EnglishMr J. Barker – BA (Hons) English Media, Communications and Cultural
Teacher of EnglishMrs J. Entwistle – BA (Hons) English
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of EnglishMr D. White – BA (Hons) English and History
Teacher of EnglishMiss S. Ward – BA (Hons) English, Drama & Performing Studies
Teacher of EnglishMrs S. Tania – BA (Hons) English Literature & Language
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinatorMrs H. Spencer – BA (Hons) Business Administration
Teacher of LiteracyMrs D. Allison – LLB (Hons) Law
School LibrarianMrs J. Forkin – MA in Library and Information Management
Student Leadership Co-ordinatorMs A. Woods – BA Classical Studies

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

AutumnSpringSummer
Loss – ‘The hunting of The Snark’ and ‘A Monster Calls’Equality – ‘Animal Farm’Villains – Introduction to Shakespeare
Assessment
Reading assessment
1) How has the writer used language to present Conor in the extract?
2) How has the writer structured the text to interest you as the reader?
Writing assessment
EITHER: Write a description of a street at night as suggested by this picture:
OR: Write a short story that about a time when you had to overcome a fear.
Assessment
Reading assessment – How is the character of Squealer presented in this extract?
You may want to consider:
– Is the character of Squealer is presented at someone to be trusted?
– Is the character of Squealer presented is someone who believes in equality?
Writing assessment – ‘All humans are equal, but some humans are more equal than others.’
Write an article for a newspaper where you explain your point of view on this statement.
Villains – Introduction to Shakespeare
Assessment
End of Year exam – full Paper 1 style exam.
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Gothic HorrorNon-fictionPoems from Other CulturesShakespeare: Romeo and JulietContemporary Novel20th Century modern drama
Assessment (W)
Write a description as suggested by this picture OR Write a short story which is set in a city.
Assessment (W):
“Dangerous sports are becoming more extreme every year and the NHS is picking up the bill when things go wrong. If people want to partake in these sports then they should pay their own medical bills.”
Write an article for a newspaper in which you explain your point of view on this issue.
Assessment (R):
1. Read unseen poem A.  How does the poet show the reader the cultural challenges?
2.  Read unseen poem B.  Compare how the two poet’s represent emotions associated with feeling different.
Assessment (R):
ASSESSMENT QUESTION
How does Shakespeare show conflict in this extract from Act 3, Scene 1 and elsewhere in the play?
Assessment (R)
En La p1 sect A: extract set by JR from each novel.
1. From the extract, select 3 examples of language.  How does the writer use the words or phrases to develop our understanding of the character and setting.
2. How does the writer structure the extract to engage the reader?
Assessment (R&W):
End of Year Exam
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
20th Century World Literature: Mockingbird/ OM&M/ The PearlShakespeare
‘Macbeth’
Explorations in Creative Reading and WritingUnseen Poetry – ConflictWriting to present a viewpoint & 19th Century Non Fiction20th Century modern Drama: ‘An Inspector Calls’
Assessment (R):
GCSE Style question – extract – whole text
Assessment (R):
Starting with this extract (Act 1, Scene 5), explain how far you think Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a strong character.
Write the opening part of a story where you could use this image as a stimulus (teacher to provide image).Assessment (R):
How is the theme of war presented in War Photographer? (or another conflict poem – this should be UNSEEN prior to the assessment
Assessment (W):
‘Animal testing is an essential part of modern scientific discovery. Without it we would not progress as a society.’
Write an article for a broadsheet newspaper in which you explain your point of view on this statement.
Assessment (R&W):
End of Year Exam
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Literature: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”
Language: Paper 1: Section B – Narrative and Descriptive writing
Literature: Paper 1: 19th Century novel “A Christmas Carol”
Language: Paper 1 Section A
Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry
Language: Paper 2, Section A
Literature: Paper 2: Unseen poetry/Power and Conflict poetry
Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing
Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth
Language: Recap of Paper 1
Literature: Paper 1: Macbeth
Language: Recap of Paper 2
Assessment-
Creative Writing task – P1, Q5
Assessment-
“A Christmas Carol” exam question
Assessment-
Poetry exam question
Assessment-
Whole language paper
Assessment-
Macbeth exam question
Assessment pieces –
End of year exams – Full Lit P2 and Lang P1
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”
Language: Paper 1, Section B: Narrative and Descriptive writing
Literature: Paper 2: “An Inspector Calls”
Revision of all units ready for mock exams
Language: Paper 1, Section A
Literature: Revision of Paper 2
Language: Paper 2, Section A
Literature: Revision of Paper 1
Language: Paper 2, Section B: Viewpoint writing
Literature: Revision of both papers
Language: Revision of both papers
Assessment-
“An Inspector Calls” exam question
Assessment pieces –
Mock exams – All papers
Assessment pieces –
Paper 2, Section A: Crime & Punishment
Assessment –
Mock exams
GCSE Examinations

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Creative writing club
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
Useful Websites:
BBC Bitesize – English Language and Literature
www.aqa.org.uk
http://www.sparknotes.com/
https://www.rsc.org.uk/
www. iamlearning.co.uk
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Creative writing club
Gothic writing workshop
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
Useful Websites:
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/raw/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/0/
http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html
http://www.channel4learning.com/
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Form time –  KS3 Literacy intervention
Form time – KS3 Spelling intervention
YouTube
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Macbeth
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
8Key Stage 4 students will receive one piece of extended written homework each fortnight. This will be complemented by:
Research tasks
Spellings
Comprehension tasks
Reading
Revision
Past exam papers
Author visits
Spelling Bee
Book club
Poetry Slam
Theatre trips
Monday 3.30-4.30
GCSE Intervention
Qualification
AQA GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
and
AQA GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE