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Key Stage 3
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
Key Stage 3 assessment
- Baseline assessments at the start of the year for each year group. Regular formative assessments leading to summative assessments after the completion of each scheme of work. Assessments are in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Key Stage 4
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language 1ENO
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature 1ETO
|Year 10||Year 11|
Key Stage 4 assessment
Baseline assessment in year 10. Regular formative assessments leading to summative assessments in reading and writing at the end of each unit of study. End of year examination in year 10 and mock examinations in English Language and English Literature in year 11.
Key Stage 5
OCR A Level English Literature
|Year 12||Year 13|
Key Stage 5 assessment
- Formative and summative assessments throughout the year. Mock examinations.
Why study English?
‘Learning from the past, in the present, for the future, the study of English Literature opens you up to new ways of thinking, reading, and writing. Thanks to the rich role of literary studies in social engagement, the discipline has a powerful role helping students to shape our society, empowering you with the skills to respond to your own time. Breaking down borders in a world where borders seem to be back in fashion, an English Literature degree equips its students with a tool-belt of strategies, theories and methodologies to navigate contemporary society. In an era obsessed with fake news and rumour, it has never been more vital to talk about the power of stories, the complexity of writing, and the potential contribution of studying English Literature to the well-being and development not only of the you as an individual, but to our twenty-first century world.’
Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings, Northumbria University
Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom
- Independent wider reading linked to every scheme of work in Key Stage 3
English lunch-time clubs
A level English - please see the Sixth Form Section of our website: sixth-form-subject-information