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Introduction

Staffing

English is taught by the following members of staff ;

Ms K Lindsay Head of Department
Mrs E Morley Second in Department
Miss H Hough-Clewes English
Miss J Foster English
Miss J Day  English 
Mr P Milward English/Drama
Miss J Calcutt English
Ms K Burnley English
Mr J Condliffe English / History
Mr C O'Grady English

Aims

The aim of the English Department is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and the written word and to inspire a love of literature. We endeavour to create a climate within our classrooms that enables students to enjoy exploring language and literature and encourages discussion and debate about texts and their authors, and for students to see themselves as authors. We want our students to be able to read easily and with confidence and to feel able to seek meanings and broaden both their thinking and their vocabulary. We aim for our students to develop an appreciation of their literary and linguistic heritage. The English Department believes that language is power and by equipping our students with the skills, techniques and confidence to write well, this will stand them in good stead throughout life. We aim to give our students a solid foundation on which they can learn across the curriculum.

PROGRESSION MAP

YEAR 7
WHEN AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Scheme of Work
Childhood and Identity
Key Text :  Harry Potter
Linking texts :
Famous orphans
(Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist) -extracts
All the World's a Stage extract
A Child's Christmas in Wales
Non-faction texts (Witchcraft)
Innocence and Experience
Key text :  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Linking texts :
Blake's poetry
Poetry from other cultures
Extract from Richard III
Conflict
Key text: Hunger Games
Linking texts :
Doris Lessing (Through the Tunnel)
Greek mythology
Henry V speech
Churchill
YEAR 8
WHEN AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Scheme of Work
Lord of the Flies
Debating Unit
Literacy Heritage
(History of English in texts)
Gothic Imagination
Key text :  Macbeth
(modern drama text?)
YEAR 9
WHEN AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Scheme of Work
20th Century Literature
Choice of GCSE standard texts :
Of Mice and Men /
1984 / Never Let me Go /
The Book Thief
Anthology
War poetry (4 poems)
Leisure Centre -
Language uit
Unit Anthology
'Life' poems (5 poems)
Key text : 
Romeo & Juliet
YEAR 10
WHEN AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Scheme of Work
A Christmas Carol
Anthology poetry
Childhood & Nature
(3 poems)
An Inspector Calls
Anthology
(4 Love poems)
Titanic Unit of Work
(includes a variety
of non- fiction texts
from 1912 and poetry)
Non-fiction writing
'Logos, ethos, pathos'
Speaking & Listening
Romeo & Juliet revisted
YEAR 11
WHEN AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Scheme of Work
Fiction for the exams (exploring the demands of
the fiction paper (Language Component 1 & A Christmas Carol / Poetry Anthology)
Non-fiction for the exams
(exploring the demands of
the non-fiction paper (Language Component 2 & R&J / Poetry Anthology)
Exam technique (preparing for the exams -
An Inspector Calls, Poetry Anthology, Language Components
1 & 2)
The Final Countdown
(The final exam prep -practice papers for Language and Literature)
EXAM Revision