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
- 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.