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22/11/17

Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!

21/11/17

but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’

21/11/17

Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week

20/11/17

You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm

20/11/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

English

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

 F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

At Chobham Academy, we believe that every child deserves to explore the wonders of the English Language, both through personal discovery and through the study of canonical and cultural literature.

With English as our specialism, we are dedicated to ensuring that every child is an excellent communicator. We embed a passion for reading and writing and challenge students through our progressive curriculum.

Staff

Miss. A Tweddle -  Director of English

Ms. S Heuston - Vice Principal and Teacher of English

Miss. M Chatten - Assistant Principal and Teacher of English

Miss. H Cartlidge -  KS3 coordinator of English - Lead Practitioner for Literacy

Ms. D.Osman - KS4 coordinator for English

Mr. A Loveday - Teacher of English - Lead Practitioner for Pupil Premium

Mr. L Boyd - Teacher of English ic More Able

Ms. Meyer-Brown - Teacher of English

Ms. C O'Donnell - Teacher of English

 

Key Stage 3

 

Key Stage Three:

We pride ourselves on providing a challenging and stimulating curriculum for Key Stage 3 students, with a focus on canonical Literature, and stimulating Language skills. All units are directly linked to units that students will be studying when they take their English Literature and English Language GCSEs, thereby ensuring that students are adequately prepared, when entering KS4.

Students receive 5 lessons a week of English lessons in Year 7 and 8. In these lessons, students practise key skills. We have divided the time to ensure coverage of these skills is consistent, and so students receive:

2 Reading focused lessons

2 Writing focused lessons

1 Vocabulary, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar focused lesson.

YEAR 7

 

 

Term

Unit Title

Content Studied

Autumn 1

Descriptive Writing and Place Poetry

Baseline unit assessing students’ prior knowledge.

Introduction to poetry focusing on place and childhood.

Autumn 2

19th Century Fiction

A Christmas Carol

Spring 1

Rhetoric

Extracts from individual speeches, including Martin Luther King, Obama and Nelson Mandela.

Spring 2

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet and selected sonnets.

Summer 1

Modern text – literature from other cultures.

 

Of Mice and Men

Summer 2

Modern text – studying drama.

Our Day Out

 

 

 

YEAR 8

 

Term

Unit Title

Content  Studied

Autumn 1

Writing for a purpose

Assorted non-fiction texts (focus on writing to argue)

Autumn 2

19th Century Fiction

Assorted 19th century Gothic texts

Spring 1

Cultural Poetry

Assorted poems from a diverse range of cultures.

Spring 2

Shakespeare

Macbeth

Summer 1 & 2

Contemporary novel

To be decided by class teacher, but could be The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas, Refugee Boy or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

 

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

Students begin their GCSE courses in Year 9.  The programme of study is designed to ensure that students are well equipped for the methods of assessment detailed in our chosen specifications.

OUR CHOSEN SPECIFICATIONS ARE:

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - AQA

GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE - AQA

All students will sit both qualifications.

YEAR 9:

Year 9 acts as a bridging year, to ensure that students are well equipped for the end of year assessments. Students also begin studying one of their GCSE set texts, which they will then revisit in year 11.

In Year 9, students have an extra period of English a week, bringing their total number of lessons to 6.

The units studied are listed below. More information can be obtained from your child's English teacher.

 

 

Term

Unit Title

Texts Studied

Autumn 1

Rhetoric

Selection of Non-fiction texts

Autumn 2

GCSE TEXT: 19th Century Novel

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  

Spring 1

War Poetry

A selection of Poems (Linked to GCSE Power and Conflict cluster)

Spring 2

Shakespeare

Othello

Summer 1

Dystopian Fiction

The Hunger Games

Summer 2

Exam skills

Language exam skills linked to the GCSE English Language papers.

 

 

YEAR 10

In Year 10, students begin work for their AQA English Language and AQA English Literature GCSE courses.

Weightings:
Language paper 1: 50%
Language paper 2: 50%

Literature paper 1: 40%
Literature paper 2: 60%

 

Term

Unit Title

Focus

Autumn 1 and 2

Language Paper 1


Literature Paper 2  

A selection of non-fiction texts and practise on Language Paper 1
 

Modern text: An Inspector Calls / Pigeon English

Spring 1 and Spring 2

Language Paper 2


Literature Paper 1

A selection of 19th century and 21st century extracts for Language Paper 2


Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet / Macbeth

Spring 1 and Summer 2

Language Paper 1 and 2

 

Literature Paper 2

 

 

Poetry: AQA Power and Conflict poetry cluster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year 11:

In year 11, students continue with their course and re-visit and revise the units studied in year 10.

 

Term

Unit Title

Texts Studied

Autumn 1

Language Paper 2


Literature Paper 1

A selection of 19th century and 21st century extracts for Language Paper 2


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Romeo and Juliet / Macbeth

Autumn 2

Language Paper 2


Literature Paper 1

A selection of 19th century and 21st century extracts for Language Paper 2


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Romeo and Juliet / Macbeth

Spring 1

Language Paper 1 & 2


Literature Paper 1 & 2

CORE revision of Language Paper 1 & 2


CORE revision of Literature Paper 1 & 2

Spring 2

 Language Paper 1 & 2


Literature Paper 1 &

CORE revision of Language Paper 1 & 2


CORE revision of Literature Paper 1 & 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 5

 

OUR CHOSEN SPECIFICATION IS:

A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE - EDEXCEL

Due to the new linear structure of the course, students who embark on the English Literature A Level course will need to study for the full 2 years in order to qualify with an A level. This allows students to study a breadth of literature across the A-Level course, in depth. 

 

Component 1: Drama 30% of qualification

Students study one modern drama; A Street Car named Desire by Tennessee Williams (25 marks available) and one Shakespearean drama; Othello (35 marks available).

Students supplement their Shakespearean drama analysis by also studying A Critical Anthology of Tragedy.

Written examination is 2 hours and 15minutes

 

Component 2: Prose 20% of qualification

Students study two texts from the chosen theme, Science and Society and write one comparative essay. At least one text must be pre-1900s.

Chosen texts to study are Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and A Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. (40 marks available).

Written examination is 1 hour

 

Component 3: Poetry 30% of qualification

Students study poetic form and meaning of one post 2000 anthology (30 marks available) and a specified literary period pre- 1900s (30 marks available).

Texts chosen are the Poems of the Decade Anthology and English Romantic Verse. For section A of the exam, students must compare a named poem from the anthology to an unseen poem.

Written exam is 2 hours and 15 minutes

 

Component 4: Coursework 20% of qualification

Free choice of two texts to study. Students complete an independent comparative analysis, which is 2,500-3,000 words.

Chosen texts are The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. (60 Marks available)

Extra Curricular

Students in each year group will have the opportunity to go on at least one trip per year, with the English department. Students are invited to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities. Opportunities include:

  1. Creative Writing Club
  2. Debating Club
  3. National Mock Trial Competition
  4. Harris Federation Spelling Bee
  5. BBC News Report Challenge
  6. Jack Petchy Speak Out Challenge
  7. Stratford East Theatre tours
  8. Theatre trip opportunities to watch the plays being studied in class
  9. Charles Dickens museum
  10. Victorian walking tour to help understanding of context for 19th century novels
  11. Exam camp residential

Students are also offered multiple opportunities for their work to be published, including in the annual Harris Federation Poetry Anthology and on the Chobham Academy English blog: https://chobhamblog.wordpress.com. An anthology of short stories created by students in year 7 can also be downloaded from the iTunes book store, via this link: A Collection of Short Stories

Useful Resources

Literature and Language revision resources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty

http://www.sparknotes.com/

http://www.shmoop.com/literature/

http://www.litcharts.com/

http://crossref-it.info/

http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/

 

Specifications:

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700

GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702

A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/english-literature-2015.html

 

 

Department links:

 

https://chobhamblog.wordpress.com

 

https://twitter.com/ChobhamEnglish

 

 

Independent Learning Tasks

Each half term, students are issued with a homework booklet specific to the unit they are studying. Students are also expected to undertake 20 minutes of independent reading each day.