Mrs J Hongkins
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.
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.
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.
In English we are PROUD of: