In Key stage 3, students have the opportunity to study a range of texts from a variety of genres, both fiction and non- fiction. Key Stage 3 English will prepare students for the future, preparing them to study for a GCSE. It also teaches them core skills such as letter writing, analysing newspapers, analysing language and speaking and listening.
At Key Stage 4 the majority of students will study a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st century in preparation for the AQA English language GCSE.
Some of the year 10 pupils will be preparing for their English Literature exam this year. They will study a range of poems from the AQA Poetry anthology, The play ‘Blood Brothers’, Macbeth and A Christmas Carol. Studying English Literature will teach the pupils to analyse the use of the English language and critique and analyse their own work in terms of style and other factors. It will also enable them to compare Literature.
Enrichment activities across the English Department.
All students have many opportunities throughout the academic year to take part in English and literacy related activities. Students have recently attended theatre productions of ‘Noughts and Crosses’, ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Six’ which were an amazing experience for all who attended.
Students have taken part in house competitions, celebrated ‘Dickens day’ and dressed up to celebrate world book day.
The English department consists of: Mrs Keeble, Miss Fox and Miss Clayton.