English

CreatingBrilliantFutures

Statement of Intent

We aim to develop our students’ knowledge of vocabulary, the purpose of texts and their ability to influence readers. Exposing Key Stage 3 and 4 students to a variety of texts from different eras will be wide, varied and challenging and will enable us to enhance our students’ cultural capital and thus support their transition to more complex texts as they progress in their academic careers.

Working with our students in literacy, oracy, debate, and analytical and creative writing from Year 7 ensures that they understand the importance of comprehension, planning, drafting, presenting and editing their verbalisations and writing. This ensures that they are skilled in rhetoric and able to captivate the imaginations of their audience, whether that be an examiner or a potential employer.

Implementation-Curriculum Map 

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KS5

A Level English Language and Literature

Year Group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 12

Academic Writing

 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Paris Anthology

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

 

 

NEA- Making Connections

 

 

Paris Anthology

Year 13

 

 

AO3 focus: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire

 

 

AO1 and AO2 focus:

 

Paris Anthology and Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper 1 Exam Skills/ Practise

 

 

 

Paper 2 Exam Skills/ Practise

 

 

NEA Completion

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

Revision

 

A Level English Literature

Year Group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 12

Conventions of Tragedy

 

Conventions of Crime

 

Keats poetry

 

Othello by William Shakespeare

 

Atonement by Ian McEwan

 

 

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

 

NEA introduction

 

 

 

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

 

 

NEA focus

Year 13

 

 

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge

 

 

Conventions of Tragedy Revised

 

Conventions of Crime Revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Paper 1 Exam Skills/ Practise

 

 

 

Paper 2 Exam Skills/ Practise

 

 

NEA Completion

 

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

Revision

 

Impact

English Language and English Literature are core compulsory subjects and are taught to all students in Key Stage 3 and 4.

Students in Key Stage 3 will study a variety of quality texts from a range of time periods to include poetry, prose, drama and non-fiction. They will develop their writing and critical analysis skills as shown on the Curriculum Map. Students will begin their Key Stage 4 GCSE study in Year 9 and will sit their exams in Year 11.

We follow AQA English Language GCSE and AQA English Literature GCSE and students will gain two qualifications at the end of Year 11.

At Key Stage 5 we offer AQA English Literature (B) and AQA English Language and Literature.

In studying the set texts, students will be given the opportunity to:

  • Understand words, phrases or sentences in context, exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events and settings; distinguishing between what is stated explicitly and what is implied
  • Identify themes, supporting a point of view by referring to evident in the text
  • Understand writers’ social, historical and cultural contexts
  • Make an informed personal response that derives from analysis and evaluation of the text
  • Evaluate a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features and use linguistic and literacy terminology
  • Compare and contrast texts studied, referring where relevant to theme, characterisation and context.
  • Produce clear and coherent text, writing effectively a range of forms and about literature for a range of purposes
  • Use accurate standard English, accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

Career Opportunities

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Head of Faculty

Mrs E Cliffe
E.Cliffe@campion.northants.sch.uk