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English and English Literature

 

Examination Board: AQA

Course: English Specification 8700 (English Language); 
                                                 8702 (English Literature)

Members of Department:  

    Mrs J. Farrow, Head of English
    Mrs R. Cane, Second in English
    Miss E Stebbings 

    Mr S Trevorrow
    Mrs S Watson
    Mrs G Wilkinson
    Mr M Hardcastle
 

KEY STAGE 3

 

In Years 7 and 8, pupils will study a range of texts including prose, poetry and plays. Each unit links with GCSE skills but retains focus on the age appropriate development of reading and writing, for which pupils will be assessed regularly using milestone assessments. In Year 9, pupils will all follow the programme of study outlined below.

Year 7 Texts include:

 

Year 7 Writing Tasks include:

 

Year 8 Texts include:

 

Year 8 Writing Tasks include:

 

Year 9 programme of study

Unit 1- Animal Farm

Unit 2- Point of View writing

Unit 3- Macbeth

Unit 4- Poetry (taken from AQA ‘Power and Conflict’ GCSE cluster)

Unit 5- Spoken Language presentations

 

KS3 recommended reading

We recommend that all students read for pleasure at home and we encourage pupils to use our library to take out books of their choice. Pupils will also read this book during class time if the opportunity arises, so should always have it with them. If your child is unsure what to read they are welcome to consult their English teacher or our school librarian, Mrs Johnson.

KS3 vocabulary study

Due to the increasingly challenging nature of the texts given to pupils in the exams for English Language GCSE, it has become more important than ever for pupils to know and use a wide range of vocabulary. To that end, pupils in KS3 all take part in a specially designed vocabulary programme whereby each year group studies the same list of 10 words every 2 weeks at various points during their lessons. These words are reviewed, revised and then tested to make sure they have been learnt. The list of words for each year group can be found via a link from the homepage.

KEY STAGE 4

Students will now all study English Language and Literature jointly (2 GCSEs). There are no tiers so each pupil sits the same exams. The content of study for each GCSE is as follows:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH LITERATURE

External examination                                           100%
Paper 1- Explorations in creative reading and writing                                                                     50%

Paper 2- Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives                                                                                             50%

 

 

External examination                                         100%
Paper 1- Shakespeare and the 19th Century novelTexts:
Romeo and Juliet (All sets)
Jane Eyre (Sets 1-3)
A Christmas Carol (Sets 4-6)                                 40%

Paper 2- Modern texts and poetry
Texts:
An Inspector Calls                                                  60%
Speaking and Listening                                          0%
 (1 activity)
‘Power and Conflict’ Cluster