English


English

Faculty of English


Staff

Mrs K Holden - Head of Faculty and Assistant Head teacher

Mrs A Cunningham Acting Head of Faculty

Mr G Kay Key Assistant Subject Leader

Ms S Dempsey Deputy head teacher

Mr A Montrose Deputy Head teacher

Mrs M Leatherbarrow Key Stage coordinator 

Ms C Chapman English teacher

Mrs H Hutchence study room

Ms S Hussain English teacher

Ms F Dunlop Literacy Coordinator

Ms E Davie English teacher

Mr L Dunlop study room

Ethos

  • At St. Peter’s High School, we follow a broad and balanced 5 year English curriculum, which inspires children’s enthusiasm and joy of reading, writing and communicating to make them confident, articulate and moral young people. Our fundamental focus on literacy and reading for pleasure, throughout all key stages, gives children access to succeed at school, and strengthens and prepares them for the world of work.
  • In Years 7, 8 and 9, the written word, the spoken word and a wide range of literary heritage and seminal world literature is explored to give a breadth of experience for performance, discussion, reading, writing, creativity and communication.
  • Year 9 is also a crucial bridging year to our challenging KS4 curriculum.

Aims

Our aim is to promote the development of literacy, based on the pleasures and demands of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We believe that the study of literature within cultural and historical contexts challengers students to articulate and defend ideas, to appreciate ideas different from their own, and to respect diversity. They are encouraged through their own writing to develop independent thinking skills in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes.

Progression

A-level English Language and Literature
AS English Language and Literature
A-level English Language
AS English Language


KS3 Curriculum 2020-2021


Years 7, 8 and 9

Intent

In Key Stage Three we aim to promote a love of learning within English, whilst also focusing on developing the literacy skills needed for success in later life. Pupils study a wide range of texts from a variety of genres, time periods and cultures. Pupils learn to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length, whilst developing their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, as well as how to articulate themselves effectively, using Spoken English.

 Pupils are given a range of opportunities to develop a love of reading, expand their understanding of cultures through texts, and develop their knowledge of ‘big ideas’ and concepts which writers deal with in their texts.

Content

Years 7 and 8, pupils are taught in mixed attainment groups, with an additional class for those who require extra support with accessing the curriculum fully. In Year 9, we set students according their academic ability in order to ensure that every pupil is taught at a level appropriate to his or her own stage of development. All classes cover the same academic content. For those pupils with special needs in Literacy, extra help, either in small groups or individually is available, and similar help and support is provided for those pupils who are gifted at English. We also ensure that anyone who is not achieving their potential in English, for whatever reason, is given individual, personalised support.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2020-2021


Year 10 and Year 11

Intent

In Key Stage Four we aim to further develop pupils’ love of learning within English lessons, whilst preparing for their GCSE examinations. Pupils continue to study a wide range of texts from a variety of genres, time periods and cultures. Pupils develop their ability to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length, whilst building on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, as well as how to articulate themselves effectively, using Spoken English.

Pupils are given a range of opportunities to develop a love of reading, expand their understanding of cultures through texts, and develop their knowledge of ‘big ideas’ and concepts which writers deal with in their texts.

 

Content

At KS4 we follow the new GCSE AQA English Language and English Literature Specifications.

Each qualification is assessed on 100% examination. Pupils are entered for both examinations at the end of Year 11.

 

Full content details can be found by following the links below:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

 

Curriculum Maps

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