English

English Literature and English Language at Park.

Both English disciplines are taught at Park with a central aim of providing the best possible outcomes for our students through an aspirational, challenging, and creative curriculum. We aim to give students the skills and knowledge they need in order to succeed in whichever future path they choose. We will engage, inspire and captivate them with a wide range of texts from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to modern fantasy and dystopian authors. Students will be taught how to produce their own high quality writing – from formal letters and reports to a focus on developing their own range of creative writing.

All students, from year 7 to 11, will be stretched through challenging and differentiated learning objectives to enable all needs to be successfully met through the classroom environment.

Extra-curricular opportunities are also widely encouraged. Recently students have been treated to inspiring talks by Bali Rai and Alex Wheatle. Year 11s will be supported through a conference talk with one of the Chief Examiners of Eduqas (our GCSE exam board) in February 2019. Aspirational opportunities this year alone have included a year 11 trip to work with the RSC actors in Stratford as part of their Shakespeare module, and year 10 are off to a conference in Bath in January 2019 to see some of the poets from their GCSE poetry anthology.

Curriculum Overview

KS3: assessed through twice half-termly Knowledge Quizzes and termly skills-based reading and writing assessments.

Please see below links to the Long Term Plan curriculum overviews.

Year 7 LTP Curriculum Link

Year 8 LTP Curriculum Link

Year 9 LTP Curriculum Link

KS4:   Eduqas GCSE English Language and Eduqas GCSE English Literature – 100% examination

Year 10-11 LTP Curriculum Link