Langham Oaks Curriculum

Subject: English

Subject Teachers:

Andrew Bodell

Adam Smyth

Subject Information:

English has a vital place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Literature plays a key role in such development and we aim to offer a wide range of texts for students to engage with.

Key Stage 3 Assessment:

The KS3 curriculum aims to develop key skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. The curriculum is designed to engage students through the use of interesting and relevant topics and foster an appreciation of reading for pleasure.

Topics covered include; Writing For a Purpose, Narrative Poetry, Fiction and Media.

Language work is focused on sentence construction, vocabulary, paragraphing and spelling.

Key Stage 4 Examinations:

Qualification Name and Number

Edexcel 1-EN0

Examination Board

Edexcel

Further Information Link

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-language-2015.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Subject Information and Support:

BBC Byte Size - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Edexel sample exam-

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/English%20Language/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/GCSE-English-Lang-SAMs.pdf

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