English and Literacy
In English pupils are assessed in their Reading and Spelling skills. This then helps to determine, along with baseline assessments the level they are working at. Their reading and spelling ages also identify any pupils that may require additional support with Literacy skills. Pupils throughout the course of the years access a wide variety of texts and experiences. Developing a passion for literature is an integral part of English so as such pupils will study various authors such as; William Shakespeare, Willy Russell, John Steinbeck, Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl.
It is hoped that during their KS3 journey pupils shall access Entry level qualifications (Levels 1, 2 and 3). These qualifications are seen to give pupils a basis in “Literacy skills for life”. They also look to set pupils up for their next step at KS4.
In year 10 and 11 pupils will undertake a Functional Skills course (Level 1 and 2). Once they have achieved these qualifications they can begin an AQA GCSE course of study. This way of teaching has been viewed to give pupils their best chance of maximising their potential within the subject. It is the aim of the department to make pupils develop an understanding, love and passion for English that will enable them to access learning and employment opportunities in the future.
Long Term Planning