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Welcome to the curriculum page for English. The curriculum is delivered in 7 specialist rooms: 5 in the Hewitt Building and 2 in the Science block. Each classroom is fully equipped with an interactive whiteboard and visualiser. Students also have access to a dedicated reading space in E41 where they can sit and read during breaktimes or borrow books to read at home. We have also recently launched after-school reading and writing clubs for pupils in all year groups.
Curriculum Information - English
To support your son’s learning and engagement in this subject he needs to have: more than one black or blue pen, a green pen, a ruler, and some highlighters. It will also help him if he has a mini dictionary and a mini thesaurus. In year 10 and 11 your son will be given a poetry anthology and will also be given the option to purchase a range of revision guides to support the GCSE syllabuses.
To support your son, we put all of our lesson resources on our VLE, alongside home learning tasks, revision resources, and “explore and extend” extra reading and challenge tasks. Pupils can access this any time, from any device – helping them to become more independent, committed and engaged in their learning.
In years 10 and 11, pupils follow the AQA course for English Language and the AQA course for English Literature. This course is assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11. The English Language exam is based on two papers and the English Literature exam is also based on two papers – totalling four exam papers across the two courses. Further details are available from the examination boards, as shown below.
English Language: www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700
English Literature: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702