Head of Department: Miss S Nelson - firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd in Department: Mrs K Thomas-Henry - email@example.com
English is a significant world language and is seen by employers as one of the most important qualifications an applicant needs to have for both college courses and career opportunities. In both the work environment and in our private lives it is important to be able to listen to, read and understand quite complex information. It is also enjoyable to be able to listen to and read both fiction and non-fiction and to have the skills and understanding to judge the quality of writing for ourselves.
Reading for pleasure.
Every month we recommend a book for students to read which we feel they would enjoy. Please also see the following links for our recommended reads, these are organised by year group. Please see below for the titles.
It is the responsibility of each Year 11 student to revise independently, every week.
GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)
Year 11 Course Title: GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
Paper 1: 50% (80 marks), 1 hour 45 minutes
Paper 2: 50% (80 marks), 1 hour 45 minutes
Spoken Language Unit: Endorsement as part of GCSE
Paper 1: 40% (64 marks) - 1 hour 45 minutes
Paper 2: 60% (96 marks) - 2 hours 15 minutes
There is NO controlled assessment or coursework in either course.
Year 9 begins with the study of two GCSE level texts designed to prepare students for the content and develop the required key skills. Once completed, students begin the GCSE course.
Throughout Year 9, pupils will be taught and will practice the reading and writing skills needed for GCSE English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 in addition to studying a range of set texts.
(i) A study of 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck and its social and historical context.
(ii) A study of 'Richard the 3rd' by William Shakespeare
(iii) A study of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens (GCSE English Literature Paper 1).
(iv) 'Blood Brothers' by Willy Russell
Throughout Year 10, pupils study the set literature texts:
(i) Macbeth by William Shakespeare (GCSE English Literature Paper 1).
(ii) The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson ( GCSE Literature Paper one)
(iii) AQA Conflict and Power Anthology and an unseen poetry study (GCSE English Literature Paper 2).
(iv) An inspector calls by J.B Priestly (GCSE Literature Paper 2)
(v) Spoken Language unit (GCSE English Language separate endorsement).
Throughout Year 11 pupils will be taught and practise the reading and wwriting skills needed for GCSE English langauage paper 1 and 2. In addition to this pupils revisit and revise the English literature set texts studied in Year 10.
Teachers of English
Mr L Ansong - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss B Corleys - email@example.com
Miss K Cox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs C Curran - email@example.com
Mr S Day - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Greenwood - email@example.com
Miss D Gregory - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss E Izegbu - email@example.com
Miss H Lebeze - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs H Lill - email@example.com
Miss L Mullins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss L Page - email@example.com
Mr K Rochester - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss N Silk - email@example.com
Mr N Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org