|Teaching Staff||Mrs C. Onslow
Mrs A. Jones
Miss L. Carter
Miss J. Avery
Mr R. Malone
Mrs E Booth
Miss F. Bradley
Mrs L. Riley
|Year 7 students will study||Autumn 1: Baseline – Memory, The Novel
Autumn 2: Media – In The News
Spring 1: Introduction to Shakespeare – abridged version of play
Spring 2: Poetry
Summer 1: Classic Literature – Gothic Horror
Summer 2: Superheroes (inc. traditional legends)
|Year 8 students will study||Autumn 1: Baseline – analysis of advert, The Art of Persuasion, Non-fiction Texts
Autumn 2: Shakespeare R&J, The Tempest, Julius Caesar
Spring 1: Romantic Poetry
Spring 2: The Classic Novel – Victorian Literature
Summer 1: Detective Fiction
Summer 2: Modern Play
|Year 9 students will study||Autumn 1: ‘Animal Farm’ or ‘Buddy’ and Formal Letter Writing
Autumn 2: ‘Animal Farm’ or ‘Buddy’ and Formal Letter Writing
Spring 1: GCSE Language Paper 1, Section A, Reading Unseen Fiction
Spring 2: GCSE Literature Paper 2, Section B,Poetry Anthology
Summer 1: GCSE Language Paper 2, Section A, Reading Non-Fiction
Summer 2: GCSE Language – Spoken Language
|Year 10 students will study||Autumn 1: GCSE Language Paper 1, Section A Reading Unseen Fiction
Autumn 2: GCSE Literature Paper 2 Section BC19th Prose ‘A Christmas Carol’
Spring 1: GCSE Language Paper 1 Section B Narrative /Descriptive Writing
Spring 2: GCSE Literature Paper 2,‘An Inspector Calls’
Summer 1: GCSE Literature Paper 2, Section B Poetry Anthology
Summer 2: GCSE Language Spoken Language
|Year 11 students will study||Autumn 1: Lang: Reading Paper 1 Lang: Writing Paper 1
Autumn 2: Lit Paper 1: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Lit Paper 1: ‘Macbeth’
Spring 1: Lit Paper 2: ‘An Inspector Calls’ Lit Paper 2: Poetry Anthology Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry
Spring 2: Lang: Reading Paper 2 Lang: Writing Paper 2
Summer 1: Revision
|You will be assessed by||KS3 (Yr7&8) – Three AQA style KS3 assessments throughout the year (Beginning, Middle and End).
Summative assessments within each unit of work.
KS4 (Yr9-11) Building on the assessment information for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 students will undertake a series of mock exams throughout their GCSE. This will enable students’ progress to be monitored closely.
|Homework||Key Stage 3: A range Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar home works as well as research opportunities and topic booklets.
Key Stage 4: Students will be given a range of revision activities, ‘How to…’ booklets and other tasks and activities aimed at strengthening their skills to prepare for GCSE.
|Extra-curricular opportunities||Reader in residence (Poets and authors invited into the academy to inspire young people to read and write).
Theatre visits of texts or plays being studied
Creative Writing Classes
|Extra teaching opportunities||Booster sessions on Mondays and Fridays between 3pm and 4pm
Half-Term and Easter Holiday Booster sessions
Walking, Talking Mocks – these enable students to understand exactly what is expected of them in the real exam.
|Examination board||AQA English Language
AQA English Literature
AQA Step-Up to English (for students who need greater support on their journey to GCSE.) – taken in place of Literature but alongside Language.