English

Introduction

Welcome to the English department!

As a department, we endeavour to set work that is appropriate to the needs of all pupils, stretching and supporting all abilities.

In Key stage 3 we devise our own schemes of work in -house, and tailor our lesson plans and resources to match the needs of the pupils to prepare them for the demands of GCSE.

At Key stage 4 we follow the Eduqas board’s syllabus for GCSE English Language and English Literature. These two courses provide challenge and re-inforce key skills that are taught lower down in the school.

We believe in the English department that the teaching of English is vital. It is the tool that enables people to make their way through life successfully. We aim to produce enthusiastic readers, expressive writers and confident speakers! We place a great emphasis on reading for comprehension and eradicating the ‘7 deadly sins’ that students commonly make in their writing.

Staff

Mrs L. Pratt, Head of English

Ms J. Buckley, Assistant Principal with responsibility for Literacy 3-18.

Miss J Buttery, Teacher of English

Mrs K. Firth, SEN Coordinator 3-18

Miss J. Crump, Teacher of English

Expectations

Our expectations for the classroom environment include an open mind, a willingness to meet a challenge and work to the best of their ability.

Practically, we expect students to be equipped with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and for KS4 a highlighter is essential!

We set valuable and supportive homework weekly, and give students a clear focus for it every week.

Revision Links

www.bbc.co.uk › Schools Home › Secondary - Ages 11-16

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/

www.universalteacher.org.uk

www.revisionworld.co.uk

www.sparknotes.com

www.englishbiz.co.uk 

Resource Links

www.geoffbarton.co.uk/

GCSE Guide.com

S-Cool! Revision Guide

www.sparknotes.com

www.cliffnotes.com

Scheme of Work

Additional Information

If you have any questions for us, as a team, as a team, get in touch through the website! We have interventions, school trips and revision sessions running throughout the year to enhance the English experience – make sure you get involved!