In Key Stage 3, students have the opportunity to study a range of texts from a variety of different genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Key Stage 3 English prepares students for the future, preparing them to study for a GCSE. It also teaches them core skills such as letter writing, analysing newspapers and writing broadcasts.
At Key Stage 4, the majority of pupils will study a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21stCenturies in preparation for the AQA English Language GCSE.
Enrichment activities across the English Department
It is the aim of the English department that all pupils should get the opportunity to take part in as many different English and literacy related activities as possible. These include trips to the theatre – pupils have recently enjoyed a trip to see ‘Blood Brothers’ and previous theatre trips have included ‘The Woman in Black’ and the international award winning Broadway and West end musical ‘Chicago’.
Pupils have taken part in house competitions, celebrated Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, world book day and Countdown competitions. Pupils have written poems for National Poetry Day and have had the opportunity to write short stories for a national competition.
Pupils and staff enjoyed an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed tea party and quizzes for World Book Day.
The English department staff consist of: Mrs Keeble, Miss Fox and Miss Clayton with a range of support staff.
World Book Day