English & Media


Head of Faculty: Jo Booth

Faculty Introduction

Staff in the English and Media Faculty work closely together as a team to ensure that lessons across the school are consistently challenging and engaging.

English

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 
     

Extra-curricular:

In the English and Media faculty we offer a range of extra-curricular activities for students including a Debating Club and Creative Writing Club. We have taken part in debate competitions with other local schools and we participate in writing competitions throughout the year. When possible, we organise theatre trips to enable students to experience first-hand the literature they are studying. We also invite theatre groups into school to perform some of our set texts and bring them to life for our students.

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Year 7

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Heroes and Villains in Shakespeare
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Heroes and Villains
Winter
1st half term
  • Ruby in the Smoke
Winter
2nd half term
  • Reading and Writing non-fiction texts
Summer
1st half term
  • Poetry
Summer
2nd half term
  • Reading and Writing fiction texts

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Year 8

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Animal Farm
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Reading and Writing Non-Fiction
  • Debating
Winter
1st half term
  • Oliver Twist
Winter
2nd half term
  • Reading and Writing fiction
Summer
1st half term
  • Romeo & Juliet
Summer
2nd half term
  • Poetry  

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Poetry
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Modern Play: DNA or Blood Brothers
Winter
1st half term
  • The Sign of Four
Winter
2nd half term
  • Poetry anthology and Creative Writing
Summer
1st half term
  • Hamlet
Summer
2nd half term
  • Language Skills : Fiction

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • A Christmas Carol, Language Paper 1
Autumn
2nd half term
  • A Christmas Carol, Language Paper 1
Winter
1st half term
  • Macbeth, Language Paper 2
Winter
2nd half term
  • Macbeth, Language Paper 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Year 10 Exams: An Inspector Calls
Summer
2nd half term
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Creative and Non-Fiction writing
  • Speaking and Listening

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Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • AQA Anthology of Poetry, Power and Conflict, Language Paper 1 revision
Autumn
2nd half term
  • AQA Anthology of Poetry, Power and Conflict, Unseen Poetry, Language Paper 2 revision
Winter
1st half term
  • Revision of a Christmas Carol, Macbeth, Language Paper 1
Winter
2nd half term
  • Revision of Anthology Poetry, Unseen Poetry, An Inspector Calls and Language Paper 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Public Examinations

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Year 12

Term Litrature Language/Litrature
Autumn
1st half term
A Streetcar Named Desire and Frankenstein The Great Gatsby.
Non Fiction Anthology
Autumn
2nd half term
A Streetcar Named Desire Poems of the Decade Frankenstein
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Great Gatsby.
Non Fiction Anthology
Winter
1st half term
Poems of the Decade The Handmaid’s Tale . Poetry - Rapture by Carol Anne Duffy.
Non Fiction Anthology
Winter
2nd half term
Poems of the Decade
The Handmaid’s Tale.
Poetry – Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
Non Fiction Anthology .
Summer
1st half term
Revision for Year 12 exams Revision for Year 12 exams
Summer
2nd half term
Othello and The Wife of Bath’s Tale. Coursework

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Year 13

Term Litrature Language/Litrature
Autumn
1st half term
Coursework text teaching, Outline draft and writing. A Streetcar Named Desire
Coursework
Autumn
2nd half term
Othello and The Wife of Bath’s Tale. A Streetcar Named Desire
The Great Gatsby.
Winter
1st half term
Coursework writing. A Streetcar Named Desire
Course
Winter
2nd half term
Revision of:
A Streetcar Named Desire.
The Wife of Bath’s Tale.
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Great Gatsby.
Summer
1st half term
Revision Prose,
Poetry and Drama.
Revision.
Summer
2nd half term
Public Examinations Public Examinations

Media

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 
     
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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Media Language
  • Television
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Television
  • Cuffs
  • The Avengers
Winter
1st half term
  • Television
  • The Avengers
Winter
2nd half term
  • The Lego Movie
Summer
1st half term
  • Year 10 Exams
  • Coursework
Summer
2nd half term
  • Coursework

 

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Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Radio
  • Music
  • Video
  • Magazines
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Magazines
  • News
Winter
1st half term
  • News
Winter
2nd half term
  • News, Coursework
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Public Examinations

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Industry & Audiences
  • Media Language & Representation
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Film
  • The Big Issue
Winter
1st half term
  • Radio
  • Advertising & Marketing/Music Video
Winter
2nd half term
  • The Jungle Book & Video Games
  • News
Summer
1st half term

Video Games & Revision

  • News & Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Coursework
  • Making Media

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Coursework.
  • The Breakfast Show & Minecraft
  • Music Video & Advertising
Autumn
2nd half term
  • The Jungle Book
  • TV News
  • Revision
Winter
1st half term
  • PPEs
  • Coursework
Winter
2nd half term
  • Revision
Summer
1st half term
  • Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Public Examinations

 
 
 

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