English

INTENT

  • The English curriculum is distinctive, innovative and clearly planned to meet the needs of all pupils in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • The English curriculum promotes independent learning, wider reading and the use of ICT.
  • The English curriculum schemes of work adopt imaginative approaches, build clearly towards sequenced outcomes for pupils, which challenges SEND pupils to appreciate the importance of English in their lives after Archers Brook.

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Pupils are fully engaged through innovative classroom approaches, including multi-media, ICT and text.
  • Pupils make real progress in their own work as a consequence of teachers modelling reading, writing and speaking and listening including the use of questioning which frequently probes pupils’ understanding of language and literature.
  • Systematic approaches to target-setting and feedback support and challenge pupils to self-reflect on their progress.

IMPACT

  • Pupils enjoy English lessons and express their ideas confidently and with some originality in both writing and speaking.
  • Pupils express their ideas clearly in discussion and work effectively in different groups. They are able to show independence by raising thoughtful questions or helping to drive forward group work.
  • Pupils enjoy reading a wide range of texts and can talk and write with understanding about them. They enjoy writing and write for different purposes and audiences.

 

KEY STAGE 3

All pupils at key stage three follow the national curriculum objectives for reading, writing (including grammar and vocabulary) and spoken English.

 

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Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 

Wonder

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Billionaire Boy

OR

NF - Animal Rights

Poetry - Women Through Time

The Iron Man

Harry Potter

Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas

OR

Detective Fiction

Face

Whispers in the Graveyard

Whispers in the Graveyard

Life of Pi

OR

Caribbean Poetry

Language of Warfare

Boy

Boy

Ruby in the Smoke

OR

Blitzed

Media - Reality TV

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

The Highway Man

OR

Media - Advertising 

Science Fiction

Shakespeare Introduction

Shakespeare Introduction

Much Ado About Nothing

Macbeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 4

All pupils at key stage four follow the national curriculum objectives for reading, writing (including grammar and vocabulary) and spoken English. At key stage four pupils study for the Edexcel GCSE qualifications in English Language (1ENO) and English Literature (1ETO). Pupils can achieve between a Grade 9-1. Some pupils will also study for a qualification called Step Up To English by AQA where they can achieve an Entry Level 1, 2, or 3. 

 

Year 10 Literature

Year 11 Language

Macbeth

(Paper 1)

Reading Unseen 20th and 21st Century Non-Fiction (Paper 2)

The Woman in Black

(Paper 1)

Non-Fiction Writing (Paper 2)

Spoken Language Endorsement

Conflict Poetry Anthology

(Paper 2)

Reading Unseen 19th Century Fiction (Paper 1)

A Christmas Carol

(Paper 2)

 

Spoken Language Endorsement

Fiction Writing (Paper 1)

 

Unseen Modern Poetry

(Paper 2)

Revision and Independent Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR AND USEFUL LINKS

To support your child at home, you can use the following web based literacy strategies:

 

1. Accelerated Reader

At Archers Brook we believe in practicing our reading regularly (one 30 minute lesson per week) to improve our basic literacy skills. Through Accelerated Reader by Renaissance Learning, teachers and pupils alike can track reading progress.

Click on the link below to take a reading quiz: https://ukhosted25.renlearn.co.uk/2244445

To find out if a book you have already read is on Accelerated Reader, use the following link: http://www.renlearn.com/bookguide/

 

2. IDL

In English lessons, we practice grammar skills in a single 30 minute lesson per week to improve our reading and spelling ages. Through IDL by Ascentis, pupils reading and spelling ages are tracked and monitored by staff.

To download the software for use at home, click the link below: https://appuk.idlsgroup.com/#/login

 

3. Education City

Education City is a cross curricular web based program with a fun and interactive approach for children. Education City is often used as homework because again progress is tracked.

To log in from home, click the following link: https://ec1.educationcity.com/

 

4. GCSEpod

To log in from home, click the following link: https://members.gcsepod.com

 

5. BBC Bitesize

To log in from home, click the following link https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/

 

 

PICTURES OF WORK

 

Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 832 6600
Fax: 0151 832 6638
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk