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'Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort' - John Ruskin

Curriculum Information for the ENGLISH department

Staff Role
Miss Brown Head of Department 
Mr Neil Cheesbrough English Teacher
Mrs Smith English Teacher and Literacy Lead
Miss Hale English Teacher
Miss Amy Newsham Assistant Principal and Teacher of English
Mrs Redhead English Teacher
Miss Michelle Timperley English Teacher

Vision:

English at Central Lancaster High School allows pupils to access the world through the written and spoken word. It encourages young people to analyse, interpret and understand, not only the modern day, but days gone by. 

Our vision is for all of our pupils to be able to rise to challenges presented to them in order for them to reach their aspirations. Pupils will be encouraged to become independent, reflective, analytical learners in preparation for life beyond secondary school. Studying English will empower students to find their voice and open doors of opportunity in the future.

 Curriculum Intent:

English at Central Lancaster High School is designed with the intention that all pupils will be able to explore different genres of text, both fiction and non-fiction. They will develop their analytical skills, explore the written word and contemplate different understandings of literature across the ages. Pupils will read, analyse and write fiction and non-fiction texts for a specific purpose. Students will develop skills for reading different forms of literature and express their own opinions regarding a range of novels, dramas and poetry.

Method of delivery:

The Key Stage 3 programme of study will allow learners to develop their reading skills and introduce them to the close study of literature texts. They will study Shakespeare’s plays and be introduced to context of the time period; poetry from around the world; different genres of fiction and non-fiction forms of writing. Students will be continually being encouraged to reflect on their understanding of a text and writing their own with expression in order to become independent, confident learners.

The AQA specification has been selected for students studying for their GCSEs in English. Over the Key Stage 4 years, pupils will complete close analysis of a range of literature texts, including the `Power and Conflict` poetry anthology. Pupils will analyse a range of fiction and non-fiction texts in preparation for the language element of the specification – this will enable them to practise and apply key skills that have been taught over the 5 year period. Pupils will also complete a spoken element in order to prepare them, not only for their GCSEs, but the world of work and further education.

Key Stage 3:

  HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
Year 7 Descriptive Writing 'The Tempest' Non-Fiction Speaking Nature Poetry  Women in Literature Fiction Reading
Year 8 'Great Expectations' Narrative Writing  Poetry: Conflict Expressing Viewpoints 'Our Day Out' Non-Fiction Writing 

 

Key Stage 4:

  HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
Year 9

Language Paper 1: `Jaws` and `Jurassic Park`

`A Christmas Carol`

Language Paper2: Power and Gender in Society

War Poetry

Interleaved Revision

`Macbeth`

Year 10: Language

Creative Reading

Creative Writing: Descriptive

Non-Fiction Reading

Non-Fiction Writing

Interleaved Revision

Creative Writing: Narrative

Year 10: Literature

Anthology Poetry

Anthology Poetry

`An Inspector Calls`

`An Inspector Calls`

Interleaved Revision

Anthology Poetry

Year 11: Language

Component 2 Revision: Reading and Writing

Component 1 Revision: Reading and Writing

Interleaved Revision: Component 1

Interleaved Revision: Component 2

Interleaved Revision

GCSEs

Year 11: Literature

`Macbeth`

Poetry Anthology and Unseen

Interleaved Revision: `A Christmas Carol` and `An Inspector Calls`

Interleaved Revision; Poetry and `Macbeth`

Interleaved Revision

GCSEs