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Exam Board

 AQA:

 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english

 Eduqas:

 http://www.eduqas.co.uk/

(You will need to go to the homepage of the website above and use the drop-down menus to access the pdf documents).

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Key Stage 3

All KS3 students have four periods per fortnight of 100 minutes. In Years 7 to 8, we teach students in their mixed ability form groupings.  Year 9 students are grouped into higher and intermediate level classes.  We work closely with the SEN Faculty and provide in-class support for classes as appropriate as well as withdraw some students for skill-specific workshops.  The aim is that all students should receive full, mainstream access to the curriculum, with differentiation as appropriate. In Years 7 and 8 students are set homework projects throughout the year and in Year 9, homework is set weekly by the class teacher.

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11, we operate a three-tier banding system. Year 11 and all future GCSE cohorts are preparing for English Language, Eduqas new specification, and English Literature, AQA new specification.  SEN and internal faculty support are provided, especially to the smaller Foundation and Intermediate groups which are a focus for us this year, as we look at boys' achievement at GCSE.  We are sensitive to the varying nature of particular year cohorts and adapt our grouping patterns each year to provide the best learning environments for our students.  Students have four 100 minute lessons per fortnight in Year 10 and 5 in Year 11. Some students also have extra English lessons through which they hone their examination skills.  Homework is set weekly in accordance with whole school guidelines.

Sixth Form

Eng Lit

 

English is a very popular and successful subject at post-16 study; nearly one hundred and fifty students take either English Literature or English Language. Students have six 100 minute lessons per fortnight and are taught by two members of staff who divide the teaching of the course between them.

In addition to advanced levels of study, we offer an enhanced GCSE English Language course for students wishing to  re-sit their English qualification in either November or June.

We now follow the new Eduqas English Literature and English Language exam specifications. 

English Literature is an exciting exploration of a range of genres through time, in which students study in detail the presentation of character and theme in a wide variety of texts, and the ways in which they have been presented. We aim to run as many extra-curricular trips as possible to support students’ study; this year we have been to see A Streetcar Named Desire performed live, and watched a screening of the National Theatre production of Jane Eyre at the Riverside Theatre.

English Language analyses and explores the fascinating mechanics of the written and spoken word, examining how language is constructed, and how it is adapted and manipulated for audience, context and purpose.  We study a variety of spoken and written texts, focusing on the workings of language on a word, sentence and whole text level.

To view the current curriculum details, please click here.

Film Studies

Exam Board

WJEC GCE Film Studies Specification:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/film-studies/film-studies-gce-as-a/#signup

 

Film studies

 

Film Studies is an exciting, creative and academically rigorous post-16 subject.  Students have six 100 minute lessons per fortnight and are taught the WJEC exam board by two members of staff, who divide the teaching of the course between them.

A wide range of topics are covered during the first year of the course such as a detailed study of the micro elements of film:  cinematography, sound, editing and mise-en-scene.  In addition, British cinema, a US comparative study, practical film-making coursework and a producers and audiences unit, ensure that a comprehensive introduction to the film industry is covered in the first year.

The course has been thoroughly resourced with a wide range of films for students to further their knowledge of actors, directors, producers and auteurs.  Furthermore, we have provided students with the tools to make their own films:  cameras, tripods, laptops and editing software.

To view the curriculum details, please click here.