• English

English

Subject Leader:

Mrs J Hongkins

About the subject:

English is the key to unlock the door to education and learning. In English, you will study and respond to a range of texts, both literary and non-literary. These will include works by Shakespeare, other pre-1914 texts, as well as more modern material. You will be required to write in a variety of styles and forms and there will also be a spoken English element. English has the power to touch the heart and soul of every single one of our students. We want students to enjoy the thrill of writing and expressing themselves to a reader. We want them to be confident speakers and attentive listeners.

KS3 overview

At Key Stage 3 we teach a balance of reading and writing skills which lead to GCSE. Students explore literary and non-literary texts from modern day to pre-1914 texts. We use the Renaissance Learning programme – Accelerated Reader – to monitor reading and create competitions to enthuse children in reading. Literacy is embedded within all schemes focusing upon developing communication and use of Standard English.

KS4 overview

At Key Stage 4 we follow the EDUQAS syllabi for English Language and English Literature. The courses commence in Year 9 and are carefully structured in order to ensure thorough coverage of the new syllabus (grades 1-9). Each aspect of the course is covered with a formative and summative assessment, alongside mock examinations in Year 10 and Year 11.

What we’re PROUD of

In English we are PROUD of:

  • Excellent academic results year on year - above national average in both English Language and Literature
  • Consistently high expectations and high standards
  • Superb Academic mentor support for students
  • Being invited to take part in the Lancashire Book of The Year 2016-2018
  • Mayor’s visit for World Book Day for the last three years to judge our book cover door competition
  • Taking part in ‘The Big Book Quiz’ each year – competing against other local school

Exam board used for GCSE:

Eduqas

Link to specification from the exam board:

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