Above all we aim to enable students to be effective communicators who are independent learners and who strive to be the best they can be.
Year 9 Parent Information Evening 2021
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Our vision is to inspire and to equip all students to be:
- insightful and experienced readers
- confident speakers
- sensitive listeners
- confident, creative and versatile writers
Key Stage 3
Students cover a range of skills and are exposed to a many forms of writing.
Year 7: History of Language from Chaucer to present day, writing creatively, nineteenth century fiction and non-fiction, unseen poetry, a modern novel and understanding Shakespearean tragedies and comedies.
Year 8: A nineteenth century text, a media unit where they question bias, writers’ perspectives and the reliability of news, canonical poetry, narrative and genre writing and Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.
Year 9: ‘Of Mice and Men’, Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, unseen poetry and a range of modern and classic poems, narrative writing and analysis of literary prose texts in preparation for GCSE English Language.
Year 11 Parent Information Evening 2021
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Key Stage 4: AQA GCSEs (8700 and 8702)
Students will have the opportunity to study the following:
Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing: understanding and creating literary prose fiction (Language paper 1: 50%)
Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives: understanding non-fiction from the nineteenth to the twenty first centuries and writing to express a view point. (Language paper 2: 50%)
Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel: exploring a Shakespeare play and a novel written in the nineteenth century as well as the context in which they were written. (Literature paper 1: 50%)
Modern Texts and Poetry: exploring a modern text and the AQA poetry anthology: Power and Conflict cluster and unseen poetry (Literature paper 1: 50%)
Key Stage 5: From 2020 Equqas English Literature A Level (Current Year 12)
Component 01: Poetry
Students will study the work of Christina Rossetti as their pre 1900 poetry choice and will compare the words of Philip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy.
Component 02: Drama
Students will explore a Shakespeare text in depth, and will compare ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ with ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ exploring how playwrights present themes over time.
Component 03: Unseen Texts
Students will explore an interwar text in context and express their ideas on a choice of unseen poetry.
Component 04: Prose Study
Students will study ‘The Color Purple’ which students will read, and then research and select a partner text of their own choice. Writing a 2500 – 3500 work coursework assignment based on the reading of the two texts.