Key Stage 4

In English we follow the EDUCAS syllabus.

Students complete two GCSEs: one is English Language and the other is English Literature.

Within these GCSEs students will read and study two novels, a play, Shakespeare and poetry. They will complete creative writing: this is both narrative and descriptive. Students will also study non-fiction and write their own non-fiction.

Year 10 Curriculum

Students start their GCSE course by studying 20th Century prose in preparation for their Language GCSE and then move on to studying their first text for their Literature GCSE which will be either Blood Brothers or Lord of the Flies.

We then move on to creative writing consolidating the skills learnt in Year 7, 8 and 9. Again building on work in previous years, students start work studying a poetry anthology and developing the skills needed for analysing unseen poetry. Students will also write non-fiction for a range of different purposes and audiences before ending the year studying the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.

Year 11 Curriculum

Students start their GCSE course by studying 20th Century prose in preparation for their Language GCSE and then move on to studying their first text for their Literature GCSE which will be either Blood Brothers or Lord of the Flies.

We then move on to creative writing consolidating the skills learnt in Year 7,8 and 9. Again building on work in previous years, students start work studying a poetry anthology and developing the skills needed for analysing unseen poetry. Students will also write non-fiction for a range of different purposes and audiences before ending the year studying the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.