English

English Overview statement

Year 7

All students study English for eleven lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight they will be set two pieces of homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 The novel
Quarter 2 The poetry of conflict
Quarter 3 Dickens and Oliver Twist
Quarter 4 Shakespeare and the history of language

Year 8

All students study English for ten lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight they will be set two pieces of homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 The novel
Quarter 2 The Gothic
Quarter 3 Travel Writing and short stories
Quarter 4 Romeo and Juliet

Year 9

Students follow the iGCSE Language course. It is examined by Cambridge. Students have ten lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Descriptive and persuasive writing
Quarter 2 Responding to an article
Quarter 3 Exam skills and speaking and listening
Quarter 4 Macbeth

Year 10

Students follow the GCSE Language and Literature courses. They are examined by AQA. Students have ten lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Macbeth and the supernatural
Quarter 2 Reading non fiction
Quarter 3 19th Century novel
Quarter 4 19th Century non fiction

Year 11

Students follow the GCSE Language and Literature courses. They are examined by Cambridge and Edexcel. Students have elevenlessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 An Inspector Calls
Quarter 2 Poetry
Quarter 3 Shakespeare
Quarter 4 Exam Skills

Year 12

Students follow the Literature course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have eight lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Prose/Drama
Quarter 2 Contemporary poetry
Quarter 3 Poetry collection
Quarter 4 Exam skills and Coursework

Year 13

Students follow the Literature course. It is examined by Edexcel. Students have eight lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Prose/Drama
Quarter 2 Coursework
Quarter 3 Poetry
Quarter 4 Exam Skills