Upcoming Key dates:

Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 08th November 2018

English

Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy's English Department

Our vision is to raise the achievement of all pupils, through a consistent, creative and innovative curriculum that enables pupils to grow personally and academically through an improved understanding of language and literature, shared culture and the wider world in which we live. We aim to make every lesson, for every pupil, accessible, engaging and challenging thereby promoting a culture whereby pupils enjoy their learning, take responsibility for it and ultimately become independent and confident young people who are able to excel in higher education and/or employment.

Our Head of Department is Ms Champion

 

KS3 Curriculum 

Key Stage 3 English is focused on developing students’ skills in three different areas: reading, writing and speaking and listening. The aim is to encourage students to engage with a range of Literature from English Literary Heritage texts. Students study different texts and explore features of theme, language and structure in them in order to understand the cultural, moral, social and spiritual issues and debates. This also provides opportunities for students to replicate these features in their own writing.   We follow a Mastery programme to ensure precision and accuracy for three lessons a week.  Grammar is taught explicitly twice a week, with a sixth lesson for Reading for Pleasure

Year 7 

Autumn: Oliver Twist
Spring: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Summer: Poetry 

Year 8 

Autumn: Sherlock Holmes
Spring: The Tempest
Summer: Animal Farm and Allegory Writing 

Year 9 

Autumn: Jane Eyre
Spring: Romeo and Juliet
Summer: Poetry Anthology

 

KS4 Curriculum 

Our GCSE students follow the AQA Syllabus for English Language and English Literature. 

Year 10 

Autumn 1: English Language Paper 1 Reading and English Literature Macbeth
Autumn 2: English Language Paper 1 Writing and English Literature Macbeth
Spring 1: English Language Paper 2 Reading and English Literature Jekyll and Hyde
Spring 2: English Language Paper 2 Writing and English Literature Jekyll and Hyde
Summer 1: English Language Paper 1 and English Literature An Inspector Calls
Summer 2: English Language Paper 2 and English Literature Romeo and Juliet

Year 11 

Autumn 1: English Language paper 1 and 2 English Literature Love and Relationships Poetry and Unseen Poetry
Autumn 2: English Language paper 1 and 2 English Literature Love and Relationships Poetry and Unseen Poetry
Spring 1: Exam skills and revision English Literature Exam skills and revision
Spring 2: Exam skills and revision English Literature Exam skills and revision
Summer 1: Exam skills and revision English Literature Exam skills and revision

Year 12

Autumn 1: The Handmaid’s Tale and Poems of the Decade
Autumn 2: The Handmaid’s Tale and Poems of the Decade
Spring 1: Frankenstein and A Streetcar Named Desire
Spring 2: Frankenstein and A Streetcar Named Desire
Summer 1: Exam revision
Summer 2: Exam revision

Year 13

Autumn: John Donne and Coursework  - A View from the Bridge and Glass Menagerie
Spring: Exam Revision and skills
Summer: Exam Revision and skills

 

Enrichment Activities

We provide access to a range of enrichment activities for all year groups including: 

  • A variety of theatre trips 
  • Guest poets and authors 
  • Literature festival 
  • Poetry Slam 
  • Debating Club 
  • Spelling Club 

 

How to support your child: 
  • Encourage your child to read books. Get involved with your child’s homework; discuss tasks with them and the different ways which they can complete these.
  • Familiarise yourself with the specification which your child is studying. Promote literacy using a dictionary and thesaurus to develop and extend your child’s vocabulary.