Shenfield High School

English

Philosophy and Aims

Success in English is vital for all pupils and the department is committed to the idea that all pupils matter and all of them need to be guided and supported fully in order to realise their potential.

The department works as a team sharing ideas and resources so that pupils can acquire the language skills that are necessary for success in the workplace. This means the ability to read with understanding, to write accurately and clearly, to express ideas articulately and to listen with concentration and sensitivity to others.

These are skills not only for the workplace but for all aspects of life after school. In addition we aim to develop the creative and imaginative responses of our pupils and to foster an interest in reading a wide range of texts.

We aim for high exam results both at GCSE and at AS/A2 level but recognise that English plays a major part in the cultural and moral development of pupils as they mature. It is hoped that as pupils go up through the school they will develop a more independent approach to their learning.

TERM

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

 

 

Novel

Writing Assessment

The Gothic

Reading assessment

Of Mice and Men

Writing Assessment

An Inspector Calls

Reading Assessment

Shakespeare

Reading Assessment

Autumn 2

 

 

Novel

Reading Assessment

Poetry - Conflict

Writing Assessment

Poetry - Relationships

Reading Assessment

Paper 1 Section A

Reading Assessment

A Christmas Carol

Reading Assessment

Spring 1

Short Stories

Reading Assessment

The Novel

Writing Assessment

Language Unit

Reading Assessment

Paper 2 Section B

Writing Assessment

Revision

Reading and Writing

Spring 2

 

 

 

Short Stories

Writing Assessment

The Novel

Reading assessment

Narrative Writing

Writing Assessment

Paper 2 Section A

Reading Assessment

Revision

Reading and Writing

Summer 1

 

 

Poetry - Love and Loss

Reading Assessment

Gender

Writing assessment

Novel

Reading Assessment

Revision: English Language

Reading and Writing

Revision

Reading and Writing

Summer 2

 

 

The Tempest

Reading Assessment

Much Ado About Nothing

Reading Assessment

Novel

Writing Assessment

Poetry

Reading Assessment

 

 

GCSE Syllabus:

IGCSE (2016) and AQA (English Language 2017)
OCR (2016) and AQA (English Literature 2017)      

GCE Syllabus:

AQA for Language and Literature

Partnerships