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Weekly Bulletin 17/05/19 - Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website. - Read More

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Young Writers Welcome to Wonderland Competition


Young Writers Welcome to Wonderland Competition

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Year 12 Literature Visit


Year 12 English Literature visited the University of Kent at Canterbury today for a Text and Language course

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World Book Day 2017


Staff and students celebrated World Book Day on 2nd March.

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"Nothing will come of nothing." - Shakespeare

Student View

"You have the freedom to write as much as you want and in as much detail as you want." - Jess, Year 7

"I can’t believe that I quote Shakespeare without even realising it!" - Steven

"English is a world you can get lost in: it’s just like Narnia" - Chloe


History? Geography? RE? Sport? Philosophy & Ethics? Law? Psychology? Science? Art?  Study them all in English.  What is your passion?  Study it in English.  If you want to be smart, you need English.  Can you name a subject where you don’t need to read, write or speak?  No?  Then you need to be skilled in English! English opens doors.  English teachers are passionate about reading because we see the whole of our world; where we come from and where we are going in the pages of our favourite books.  We aim to teach our students to enjoy reading.  Readers perform better in all subjects because they have greater background knowledge and understanding of the world; they find research and revision easier; they are articulate and are able to express ideas and opinions in writing.  Good communication is the key to progression and this is what we teach in English language. Many careers require an empathetic understanding of the world around us and the people we encounter; English literature teaches this.  English takes students on a journey; join our journey! 

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Department Schemes of Work Overview

Here is the overview for the texts and topics which each year group will be following throughout the year. Students in each year group will study both language and literature within their English lessons. There are a large variety of revision materials available on the internet. BBC bitesize is a good starting point for both language and literature.

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Skills Booklets

Use the skills booklets to assess where you are working at and what you need to do to progress.

English Language Skills and Progress Booklet

English Literature Skills and Progress Booklet


Year 11   

English Language GCSE AQA

100% final exam


English Literature GCSE AQA

100% final exam

Shakespeare: Macbeth

19th Century Novel: Jekyll and Hyde (groups 1 and 2) and A Christmas Carol (groups 3 and 4)

20th Century Novel: Animal Farm (groups 1 and 2) and Pigeon English (groups 3 and 4)

Poetry: Power and Conflict


Year 10

English Language GCSE AQA

100% final exam


English Literature GCSE AQA

100% final exam

Shakespeare: Macbeth

19th Century Novel: Jekyll and Hyde (groups 1 and 2) and A Christmas Carol (groups 3 and 4)

20th Century Novel: Animal Farm (groups 1 and 2) and An Inspector Calls (groups 3 and 4)

Poetry: Power and Conflict



(A2)    English Literature    AQA

80% exam, 20% coursework

Study poetry, prose (pre-1900 and modern), Shakespeare and learn how to critically assess a range of texts

Film Studies    WJEC

50% coursework, 50% exam

Studies include:

Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates

Film and emotional response

National Cinema Study

Focus Film Study

Media Studies    WJEC

75% exam, 75% coursework

Study and analysis of a range of texts from an array of eras including magazines, documentaries, film, advertising, computer games and television. Create media texts in a number of different forms

Extra-curricular/OSL opportunities

Year 11: Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 – 3:50pm.  All Year 11 students are invited to attend one of the sessions on offer. The range of sessions will focus on the key skills required to progress within the English Literature or English Language GCSE.

Key Stage 3: Students from years 7-9 are welcome to come along to the session on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 - 3:50pm to improve any aspect of their English.


Revision Materials

Animal Farm Knowledge Organiser 

AIC Knowledge Organiser

A Christmas Carol Lit Chart

A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser

Pigeon English REvision Mat

An Inspector Calls Lit Chart