English

KS3

Students will follow a broad range of topics encouraging them to develop their writing & critical analysis of both fiction and non-fiction texts. In addition to this we encourage them to develop their speaking and listening skills through a variety of activities: individual presentations, role play, debates etc

KS4 GCSE (AQA)

For GCSE English language students should:

Read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism

  • Read and evaluate texts critically and make comparisons between texts
  • Summarise and synthesise information or ideas from texts
  • Use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing
  • Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
  • Use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately
  • Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken Standard English effectively.

ALL STUDENTS WILL BE STUDYING ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LITERATURE.

For GCSE English literature students should:

Reading comprehension and reading critically

  • Literal and inferential comprehension
  • Critical reading
  • Evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features
  • Comparing texts

Writing

  • Producing clear and coherent text: writing effectively about literature for a range of purposes such as: to describe, explain, summarise, argue, analyse and evaluate; discussing and maintaining a point of view; selecting and emphasising key points; using relevant quotation and using detailed textual references

Accurate Standard English: accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar.