English improves your critical thinking skills, it increases your educational opportunities and can lead to successful employment.
At Lindsworth we place great importance on an English curriculum which caters for and develops our pupils.
English is mapped to include coverage of the national curriculum and prepares and equips pupils with the knowledge skills and understanding for life in modern Britain. Our curriculum is designed to challenge, engage and motivate in the hope that our learners progress academically and become successful, confident individuals.
Our English curriculum is ever changing and is planned according to the needs of our pupils. This means that changes are constantly made depending on pupils’ experiences and changing circumstances.
English at KS4
AQA GCSE English Language and Literature
Over two years pupils study English Language and Literature which focuses on the key skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Pupils have the opportunity to explore creative reading and writing for literature through poetry and plays such as An Inspector Calls and nineteenth century novels such as Frankenstein or Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Shakespeare’s plays such as Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet are also featured in our studies. Most if not all of these texts are explored at some point in KS3 in preparation for KS4 studies.
In English Language pupils study a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts in order to study the ‘writer’s craft’.
OCR Entry Level English – Level 1, 2 and 3
This examination is made available for any pupil who has difficulty accessing the GCSE curriculum. Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening remain the skill focus. Pupils are encouraged to work towards the highest level.
In order to bring texts to life, pupils have the opportunity to experience live performances through visiting theatre groups in school or at a local theatre in the city.