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English

English 

KS3

 

 

Subject Statement

The English Department Vision is for all pupils to have quality, fun and engaging lessons where high standards and expectations are set, and a sense of fulfilment and reward is achieved. Our Aim in the Onsite English Classroom is to give pupils the opportunity to experience success in learning and to achieve their potential. A safe and nurturing environment is created in which we encourage pupils to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing which will enable them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively.

Course Outline

At KS3, we recognise the need for an English curriculum that focuses on communication skills and literacy development. We therefore aim to teach a curriculum that is meaningful and challenging to all pupils where the intended outcome is to provide pupils with a range of learning styles, including working independently and in groups; bringing texts to life through storytelling, drama, debate, and a variety of written tasks. Pupils practice their listening skills and to learn to process information. Pupils have access to a wide range of literature, and activities to enrich and broaden their experiences and knowledge. This year, all KS3 pupils have a timetabled reading lesson once a week in which they are encouraged to read for pleasure, read with expression and read for meaning.

  TERM  YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1 TREASURE PLANET AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING BOOK THIEF/ OUR DAY OUT

 

AUTUMN

2


TREASURE PLANET

 

ROMEO & JULIET


BOOK THIEF/ OUR DAY OUT

CREATIVE WRITING

SPRING

1

POETRY-ME, MYSELF & I ROMEO & JULIET  OF MICE & MEN
SPRING

2

CREATIVE WRITING - SUPERHEROES CREATIVE WRITING OF MICE & MEN

POETRY – DIFF’T CULTURES


SUMMER 1

 

SHREK

 

HOLES

SHERLOCK HOLMES /

GREEK MYTH STORIES

SUMMER 2 BFG

HOLES

POETRY

SHERLOCK HOLMES /

GREEK MYTH STORIES

 Assessment and Feedback

For the purpose of summative assessment, Doddle is used to record and track pupils’ progress in Reading, Writing, and Spoken Language every half term. Pupils are provided with a copy of their half-termly Doddle Report and are given time and support to write a short evaluation of their learning. Assessment for Learning is a key component of English lessons and pupils learn to self/peer assess using the English Department Marking Criteria.

How parents and carers can help

Encourage your child to read independently by taking them to a library.
Spend 20 to 30 minutes supporting them with their reading.
Make time for your child to talk about their day. Perhaps you could encourage them to explain something they learnt in a particular lesson that day.
Challenge your child to expand their vocabulary by giving them a Weekly-Word to use in conversation with you.

Who to contact

  • Ms Mubashar, Head of Department: bushra.mubashar@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk
  • Mr Kayhan, English teacher: ali.kayhan@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk

Links to online resources

KS4 GCSE

 

 

General Course Information

At KS4, our aim is to ensure that all pupils’ needs are met, with each individual achieving some form of accreditation. We offer a variety of qualifications ranging from GCSE English Language/ Literature to Functional Skills and Entry Level.

In the Onsite English Classroom, we follow the AQA GCSE English Language specification (8700), which is an un-tiered qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate their ability to investigate and analyse language; and to experiment and use language creatively.

Pupils whose attainments fall significantly below the expected level for English Language GCSE often undergo an individualised programme of literacy intervention and differentiation. Similarly, pupils whose attainments exceed the expected level for English language GCSE, are provided with suitably challenging work and will be guided in their independent preparation for the GCSE English Literature qualification (8702), should they decide to be entered for the examination.

 

How is the course assessed?

The assessment consists of two externally examined papers, each worth 50% of the total marks, plus a separate endorsement of Spoken Language, which is internally assessed and externally moderated. It is a linear qualification so all examination papers must be taken at the end of the course. The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1, where 9 is the highest grade.

To gain a GCSE English Language qualification, pupils must provide assessments in the following 3 areas:

1. Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.   (1:45 minute written exam, 50%)

Section A: Reading a fiction extract and responding to analysis questions.

Section B: Writing a descriptive or narrative peace in response to a given task.

 

2. Paper 2: Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives. (1:45 minute written exam, 50%)

Section A: Reading one fiction text and one literary non-fiction text, and responding to analysis questions.

Section B: Writing to present a viewpoint on a given topic.

 

3. Non-examination Assessment – Spoken Language.

This is a teacher-assessed presentation on any topic using Standard English and responding to questions and feedback.

Who to contact

Ms Mubashar, Head of Department: bushra.mubashar@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk

 
Mr Kayhan, English teacher:

ali.kayhan@tunmarsh.newham.sch.uk

Links to online resources

GCSE – English language – Teaching Resources – AQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/teaching-resources
GCSE English language – AQA – BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4
YouTube Mr Bruff AQA GCSE English Language

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mr+Bruff+for+AQA+GCSE+English+language