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English

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.

Our Curriculum Plan

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Key Stage 3                          

Activities you may also like to visit - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J2ZE32oIwA Final tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMhQIX9DCcQ&list=PLqGFsWf-P-cAlttmXkEvJXCxqT-ZzFqAN Mr Bruff mega medley

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=u5loSHRzfU0 Section B

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

Activities you may also like for KS4 - 

GCSE past papers and mark schemes

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/assessment-resources

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702/assessment-resources

 

GCSE Revision

 GCSEPod

 

 

Other useful links and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.bbc.co.uk/revision-basics 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702/specification-at-a-glance

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/specification-at-a-glance

 

Knowledge Organisers

(please click on the ones that you need)

A Christmas Carol

An Inspector Calls

AQA Language Paper

AQA Literature Paper

Blood Brothers

Macbeth

Power and Conflict

Unseen Poetry

 

GCSE Revision Guides

     

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9781782944140        9781847621474         9781782943648         9781782943617         9781782948193         

       

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9781782943112          9781782947813            9781841461151

     

  ISBN                             ISBN      

9781841461168        9781782947776

 

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.

 

Enrichment

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.