Pool Academy

English

English is a core subject studied by all students.

OFSTED commended us on the high number of students who also gained a second GCSE with us in English Literature.

 

 

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'Every student has the right to be supported in order to thrive and reach their potential.'

Through the delivery of challenging, creative and engaging lessons, students will recognise the importance of English in the wider world and develop the confidence and independence to achieve success.

The skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are of vital importance in many areas. They are essential in many careers and underpin successful study at all levels.
We believe that the study of literature can greatly enhance a student's writing skills and leads to an increased enjoyment of, and success in, reading.
As a core subject in the National Curriculum, English is studied extensively by all students in all years.
Students will have the opportunity to study a range of texts, across a range of genres and cover a range of approaches. They will work in groups, pairs and as individuals to develop their English skills and achieve success.

Key Stage 3

Students are assessed against Assessment Focuses in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. Throughout Key Stage 3 students will sit planned assessments. Their progress will be tracked in levels and intervention will be put in place to support students' progress as necessary.
Students will cover:
• A range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
• They will study an assortment of poetry from different genres.
• Pre-twentieth and post-twentieth century drama.
• Media and moving image texts with the opportunity to produce their own examples.

Key Stage 4

The examinations are sat with the WJEC examination board.
GCSE English / English Language
This subject requires that learners become critical readers of a range of texts, write accurately and fluently in a wide range of forms and that in speaking and listening they can use a range of techniques and creative approaches to present ideas and participate in real life contexts.

Summary of Assessment
Written Examination Paper 1 (worth 30% of final mark) 1 hour: Studying written language / Reading non-fiction texts

Written Examination Paper 2 (worth 30% of final mark) 1 hour: Using written language / Writing information and ideas

Controlled Assessment (worth 40 % of final mark): Studying written language / Using written language

GCSE English Literature
This subject requires that learners become critical readers of fiction, poetry and drama. They experience different times, cultures, viewpoints and situations as found in literary text and explore how texts from different cultures and traditions may reflect or influence values, assumptions and sense of identity.

Summary of Assessment
Written Examination Paper 1 (worth 35% of final mark) 2 hours: A study of an individual text and comparative study of unseen poems

Written Examination Paper 2 (worth 40% of final mark) 2 hours: A study of literary heritage drama and contemporary prose

Controlled Assessment (worth 25% of the final mark): Study of poetry and Shakespeare play

 


Scheme of Learning- Spanish


Year 10


Autumn 1

Study poetry for Shakespeare/ poetry CA.
Mock response to poetry task.
Assessment session for Shakespeare/poetry linked piece.
Prepare for an assessed Speaking and Listening drama focused work.
Assessment session for S&L drama focussed work.

Autumn 2

Practice skills for different cultures prose text.
Assessment session for different cultures prose text CA.
Speaking and Listening practice - individual presentation.
Assessment session for S&L individual presentation assessment.

Spring 1

Practice skills for first person writing.
Assessment session for first person.
Practice skills for third person writing.
Assessment session for third person.
Prepare for an assessed Speaking and Listening group work.
Assessment session for S&L group work

Spring 2

Practice skills for Unit 1 and 2 for end of year exam.

Summer 1

Practice skills for Unit 1 and 2 for end of year exam.


Year 11


Autumn 1

Prepare students for Unit 1
Reading comprehension skills / question types / approaches etc.
Practice responses to exam type questions for Paper 1.

Autumn 2

Prepare students for Unit 2
Writing: formats / audience / tone / purpose / accuracy.
Practice responses to exam type questions for Paper 2.
Mock examination in this term.

Spring 1

ALL C/D candidates and below to enter into Units 1 and 2.
Remaining candidates formal mock.

Mrs A Ludlow

Head of Department

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Second in Department

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