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English

English is a key facilitating subject. The ability to read and write successfully is essential to success in all subjects and is also a hugely important life skill. We aim to equip all students with the skills that they need to succeed.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

Students are provided with the skills needed at GCSE, whilst being introduced to a range of text types and literature.

Topics covered include novels, non-fiction writing, poetry, and Shakespeare.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content - English Language

Students will study towards their GCSE and sit 2 examinations at the end of the course. Bradfield follows the AQA specification.

Paper 1 – Explorations in creative reading and writing

·         Reading and Evaluating Fiction Texts

·         Creative Writing

Paper 2 – Writers viewpoints and perspectives

·         Reading and Comparing non-fiction texts

·         Writing non-fiction

Controlled Assessment

This unit requires students to produce a short presentation.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content - English Literature

Students will study towards their GCSE and sit 2 examinations at the end of the course. Bradfield follows the AQA specification.

Paper 1 – Shakespeare and the 19th century novel

·         Macbeth

·         The Sign of Four

Paper 2 – Modern texts and poetry

·         DNA

·         Power and Conflict in Poetry

·         Unseen Poetry.