Head of Faculty: Ms S Lewin.
The English Faculty encompasses students’ study of both English and other Modern Foreign Languages as well as Psychology.
Students continue to develop key skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students are regularly assessed and marked. Assessments are both formative and summative so students continue to develop and achieve and know what their strengths and weaknesses are.
All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the Accelerated Reader programme in one of their English lessons and are expected follow this up with a minimum of an hour’s reading every week at home. It is recognised that reading has the strongest influence on vocabulary development and improves all round exam performance.
Skills and knowledge are developed as a foundation for the requirements of GCSE.
All students have the opportunity to study French.
All students work towards IGCSE World Literature GCSE at the end of Year 9 to enable progression and an additional exam experience as they move to Year 10.
All students study French at GCSE.
Students complete the AQA English Language and Literature course. They study a variety of texts both fiction and non-fiction, pre- and post-20th Century. Students complete a number of tests and trial assessments throughout the two year course. Strengths and areas for development are identified and students are supported to continually improve and achieve to fulfil their potential.
Students complete an examination in English Language and English Literature, at the end of Year 11, which comprises 100% of the assessment.
Some of the texts studied include:
Both English Language and Literature are currently offered at A Level, along with Psychology and French. See our sixth form pages for more information.
Within the faculty, at different stages in their academic career, students will have the opportunity to participate in clubs such as Media/Reading Club, clinics and revision or coursework ‘catchup’ sessions, theatre trips and Student Council.
Students identified as Academically Most Able will meet the following criteria:
Characteristics of an able student in English and Media
Scheme of Learning provision:
Enrichment activities offered by faculty:
Procedures for monitoring progress:
Students will be monitored termly, using Assessment data each term for all Assessment Objectives.