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English – Nature of Subject

Boys at Rosewood often arrive with a negative attitude towards English and a reluctance to engage fully due to a lack of confidence. However, English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society.

A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. It is vital that all of our pupils take part fully in English.

 

Reading at KS3 and KS4/GCSE

The set texts have been selected with care to ensure that they will successfully engage the students, as well as best meeting the requirements of the NC/GCSE exams.  All classes have a class novel or play to cover during each Half Term.

An illustration for The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico,

Read and studied by Y8 

 

Our schemes of work have been designed to ensure breadth and depth, as well as to cover the requirements of the National Curriculum for English at both KS3 and KS4.

It is a scheme that would fit just as easily in any mainstream school. Just as importantly, they are taught and resourced in a way that keeps our pupils engaged and interested in English as a subject.

 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

The Butterfly Lion

Matilda

Wonder

7

The Match/ The Night

The Abandoned House/Merry Hill

Fairground/The Beach

8

Holes

The Snow Goose

Romeo and Juliet

Stone Cold

8

The Room/ From a Window

Winter/The Right Choice

The Journey/ The Holiday

9

Too Much Trouble

Of Mice and Men

Skellig (JP)

The Woman in Black (GW)

9

The Journey/The Dare

A Difficult Decision/ The Argument

Mystery/Gothic

The Carnival

10

A Christmas Carol/Poetry

Macbeth/Poetry

Blood Brothers

DNA/Poetry

10

GSCE Writing Skills

GCSE Writing Skills

GCSE Writing Skills

11

A Christmas Carol/Poetry

Text Revision/Poetry

Text Revision/Poetry

11

GSCE Writing Skills

GCSE Writing Skills

GCSE Writing Skills

 

Following Summer Review 2018, all students will continue to have access to one to one reading through the ERIC sessions. Also during these sessions, all students will be involved in the ‘Superhero’ Spelling Challenges. They also enhance their comprehension and cultural awareness by reading and responding to a series of non-fiction texts. All students will have additional lessons in which they will read and write Poetry for pleasure and take part in creative writing responses. These initiatives are being supported by a whole school focus on Literacy and by a range of engaging displays. 

 

At GCSE all pupils are expected to study both English Language and Literature.

 Exam texts include Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a range of Poetry on

‘Power and Conflict’, modern Drama, such as DNA, and

 ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.

English classrooms use engaging displays which encourage the pupils to revise and prepare for exams more effectively.

     

 

 

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