At Key Stage Three (Yrs 7-9) pupils follow a course of study designed to introduce them to the full range of literary and non-literary genres, as well as to ensure that a sound basis is established in the core skills of language. This culminates in all pupils sitting for Shakespeare, comprehension and writing examinations at the end of Year 9. As a department we strongly believe that the enthusiasm of an individual teacher and their own passions for English and Literature should guide teaching as much as the examination curriculum. Throughout KS3 a scheme of work will be designed to suit individual classes, each year covering poetry, prose, drama (at least one of which was originally written pre 1914).
In addition to teaching a text, we have a monthly literacy focus, which focuses on learning / revising essential English grammar/punctuation skills as well as encouraging regular private reading. At GCSE, we follow OCR’s GCSE 9-1 English Language and English Literature courses; at A Level we follow OCR’s English Literature syllabus. In English, pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Year 7; thereafter pupils are set according to ability. Special provision is made for pupils for whom English is not their first language. The department enjoys four designated English rooms. Interactive whiteboards and other technologies are available within the department.
Email Ms Butterworth for a KS3 Yrs7-9 reading list and Ms Wallace for a GCSE or A Level reading list.
|Ms K Wallace BA, PGCE||Head of Department|
|Mr S Brooks MSoc Sci, BA, CELTA, PGCE|
|Ms P Butterworth MA, BA, PGCE|
|Mr I Cornish MA, BA, Cert Ed|
Mr S Leigh BA, PGCE
Mrs E McManus MA, BA, PGCE
Mr K B Peto BA, PGCE