Excellence in the Heart of the Community
Wade Deacon Trust
The main aim of the English department is to equip pupils with the skills that they will need to function as confident, compassionate and literate citizens so that they can fulfil their potential and lead happy and successful lives.
We also aim to:
The Key Stage 3 curriculum aims to develop pupils' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through content which appeals to all pupils. A variety of assessment strategies ensure that all pupils are challenged, enthused and make good progress throughout the year.
Pupils study a range of texts including fictional writing and non-fictional writing and learn how to write for a range of purposes such as to inform, describe, persuade and entertain. They also study a range of literature including novels, poetry and plays.
Pupils are encouraged to become avid readers through being taken to the school library on a regular basis and we inspire pupils to become independent learners and thinkers who take responsibility for their own progress. The current KS3 curriculum reflects the skills that pupils will need when they begin their GCSE course. We ensure that from year 7, pupils are exposed to the Literature texts and Language tasks they will be asked to complete in KS4.
At Key Stage 4 pupils will study English Language and English Literature GCSEs. These GCSEs assess pupils' reading, writing and analytical skills through various examinations.
Pupils study a range of texts including fictional writing and non-fictional writing and learn how to write for a range of purposes such as to inform, describe, persuade and entertain. They also study a variety of literature including novels, poetry and plays in preparation for their assessments and examinations. The English department work hard to ensure that pupils enjoy coming to lessons and adopt a love of Literature and appreciate the writer’s craft.