The English Faculty thrive to develop confident readers, creative writers and assertive speakers. We encourage students to develop a love of reading and see writing as a way of expressing their ideas.
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Key Stage 3
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Q_sc2mkeY Paper 1 walk through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSSJA5ng24c How to do descriptive writing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScFSRIvgh30 Modelled descriptive writing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ed82-azLQ Timings and steps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD8LxLBBpGc Question 4 help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4IKRzto5Fk&list=PLQovVw7yuGiJG8GmuvrNISmB08U5sfURy Mr Salles mega medley
Key Stage 4
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GCSE past papers and mark schemes
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GCSE Revision Guides
ISBN ISBN ISBN ISBN ISBN
9781782944140 9781847621474 9781782943648 9781782943617 9781782948193
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9781782943112 9781782947813 9781841461151
Extended Curriculum & Achieve Programme
As a faculty, we are proud of the support we can offer before or after school for homework, revision and general catch-up with any work missed. The students can work with the teacher or in the Library to access a wealth of information that they may use to expand their knowledge of a topic.
The faculty offer the opportunity for students to order the English Language and Literature AQA subject specific revision guides both at KS3 and KS4. We also guide students to the Literature guide books which are available on-line. This is supported by the revision sessions which are available leading up to assessments and exams allowing the students to feel prepared and confident.
The English faculty allows extensive opportunities for enrichment. In the last academic year, a reward theatre visit had been organised for each Year at KS3 (A Christmas Carol/The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) while Year 11 had been given the opportunity to watch 'An Inspector Calls' and the play adaptation of 'Lord of the Flies'. Year 10 had also been given the experience of listening and speaking to the poets represented in the new GCSE anthology in the Poetry Live event. Within school, the love of reading is encouraged with fortnightly library lessons and an annual Readathon for KS3. Creative writing is also encouraged outside the curriculum with opportunities for students to publish their short stories and poems through Young Writers.