Our five-year curriculum outlines a strategic knowledge-based approach across Key Stage 3 and 4, using the skills outlined in the GCSE assessment objectives as the bedrock of our schemes of learning. This means that every single student is offered a broad, varied and stimulating curriculum to ensure that students from Year 7 through to Year 11 are regularly assessed and offered essential learning experiences that prepare them for GCSE English Language and English Literature examinations.
English is about communication – the key to everything. Understanding the English language and its literature empowers, transforms and connects you to the wider world.
- Plan and deliver a scheme of work that will focus on the progression of skills, knowledge and understanding over time in reading, writing and speaking;
- Adopt a wide range of engagement strategies [including the use of technologies] to motivate students and secure their learning;
- Provide opportunities for students to work independently and in groups and to demonstrate what they can do in a wide range of contexts including: within the classroom; in assemblies; through the publication and broadcasting of work etc work;
- Develop strategies and support to ensure that all students:
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information;
- Acquire a wide vocabulary;
- Have an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language;
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage;
- Develop strategies including effective modelling to ensure all students write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences;
- Plan regular opportunities for students to engage in discussions and make formal presentation so with increasing sophistication, they can elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas;
- Teach students to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English;
- Teach students the vocabulary they need to discuss their reading, writing and spoken language and to use the elements of spelling, grammar, punctuation;
- Model how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language.
- Make good progress from their starting points and achieve well;
- Have a lifelong love of reading both for pleasure and learning;
- Be able to communicate their opinions and feelings confidently in a range of contexts;
- Be able to write fluently in-order to communicate their ideas and emotions to others.
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