English

Curriculum Leader: Mr Mark Wainwright 

The English Faculty aims to:

  • enable students to read critically and for enjoyment
  • develop students’ abilities to express themselves effectively through writing for different audiences in various forms
  • encourage students to speak confidently in a range of contexts and listen attentively in order to respond appropriately
Key Stage Three
Year 7

Half Term 1

Year 7

Half Term 2

Year 7

Half Term 3

Year 7

Half Term 4

Year 7

Half Term 5

Year 7

Half Term 6

Science Fiction Gothic Horror Novel Study Shakespeare – Macbeth Poetry from Different Cultures Heroes and Villains
Year 8

Half Term 1

Year 8

Half Term 2

Year 8

Half Term 2

Year 8

Half Term 2

Year 8

Half Term 2

Year 8

Half Term 2

Novel Study Victorian Literature Shakespeare – The Tempest War Holiday and Travel Detective Fiction
Year 9

Half Term 1

Year 9

Half Term 2

Year 9

Half Term 3

Year 9

Half Term 4

Year 9

Half Term 5

Year 9

Half Term 6

Novel Study Love and Hate Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet Non-fiction reading and writing skills Fiction reading and writing skills An Inspector Calls

 

Key Stage Four: AQA GCSE English Language

Aims of the course: We aim to help students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods.  As well as this, we aim to help our students to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

 

Component 1 Component 2 Component 3 Component 4
Paper 1

Four questions based on a fiction extract from the 20th or 21st century

A choice of a descriptive or narrative writing task

Assessed through a written exam of 1 hour 45 minutes

 

Paper 2

Four questions based on two non-fiction texts from the 19th and 20th century

Writing to express a viewpoint

Assessed through a written exam of 1 hour 45 minutes

Spoken Language

Presenting

Responding to questions

Use of standard English

Assessed internally by class teachers

 

Key Stage Four: AQA GCSE English Literature

Aims of the course: We aim to encourage our students to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through the exploration of a wide range of literature, our students will have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been thought and written.

Component 1 Component 2 Component 3 Component 4
Paper 1

Shakespeare

The 19th century novel

Assessed through a written exam of 1hour 45 minutes

 

Paper 2

Modern prose or drama

Poetry Anthology

Unseen poetry comparison

Assessed through a written exam of 2 hours and 15 minutes

 

 

Subject Name:

The English faculty aims to:

  • Enthuse our students with a passion for literature and to read critically and for enjoyment
  • Encourage our students to write with accuracy for different audiences and purposes and express themselves with confidence and assurance
  • Develop our students to become resilient and independent learners

Key Stage Three:

We aim to consolidate skills and knowledge acquired in the KS2 curriculum and then develop them in a range of creative and challenging contexts.  In doing so, our students will flourish as scholars of English and be fully prepared for the demands of GCSE study.

Key Stage Four:

Students follow AQA GCSE English Language and AQA GCSE English Literature

Post 16:

Students follow Edexcel A-Level English Literature and Edexcel A-Level English Language

 

For further information about the English curriculum please contact:

Name: Mr M Wainwright

Email: m.wainwright@rainford.org.uk

Curriculum

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  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  • your approach to the curriculum
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