Department Staff:
 
Head of Department:
Mrs Emma Goodridge
 
English Teacher Key Stage 3, 4 & 5:
Mrs Emma Goodridge,
Mrs C Lewis, Mrs Llinos Davies, Miss Angharad Rees Jones, Mrs Meinir Thomas
 
Key Stage 3: Year 7
 
 Half Term 1: Novel: Kensuke’s Kingdom                              
 Half Term 2: Autobiography: ‘Boy’                       
 Half Term 3: Myths and Legends
 Half Term 4: Play: ’The Gold of Lies’                               
 Half Term 5: Non-fiction                       
 Half Term 6: Poetry
 
SKILLS
All units of work develop the three main skills of Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. However, many other skills are developed, for example communication, problem-solving and thinking skills.
 
HOMEWORK
Each half-term pupils will receive a homework booklet that supports each unit of work. Each booklet includes reading and writing tasks as well as a focus on spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.
 
ASSESSMENT
Pupils are assessed informally and formally in their Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills throughout the year. These assessments will be taken during lesson time.
 
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN ENGLISH
Encourage your children to read in their spare time. They should aim to read widely, both fiction and non-fiction texts, including magazines and newspapers. Encourage your children to read through their work to check for mistakes before handing it in, making good use of a dictionary and thesaurus.
 
Key Stage 3: Year 8
 
 Half Term 1: Genre study: Fantasy and Adventure
 Half Term 2: Non-fiction: Aliens     
 Half Term 3: Shakespeare 
 Half Term 4: Novel study                                                              
 Half Term 5: Persuasive writing and  Charity adverts
 Half Term 6: Poetry
 
SKILLS
All units of work develop the three main skills of Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. However, many other skills are developed, for example communication, problem-solving and thinking skills.
 
INDEPENDENT STUDY TASKS
 Half Term 1: Compare and contrast Gollum                                        
 Half Term 2: An interview with an alien 
 Half Term 3: Shakespeare leaflet
 Half Term 4: Research World War II                
 Half Term 5: Persuasive speech on behalf of a Welsh charity              
 Half Term 6: Write a poem
 
ASSESSMENT
Pupils are assessed informally and formally in their Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills throughout the year. These assessments will be taken during lesson time.
 
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN ENGLISH
Encourage your children to read in their spare time. They should aim to read widely, both fiction and non-fiction texts, including magazines and newspapers. Encourage your children to read through their work to check for mistakes before handing it in, making good use of a dictionary and thesaurus.
 
Key Stage 3: Year 9
 
 Half Term 1: Creative Writing                                                             
 Half Term 2: Novel study                                            
 Half Term 3: Advertising                                                                 
 Half Term 4: Travel Writing                                                               
 Half Term 5: Media                      
 Half Term 6: Poetry and GCSE  skills
 
SKILLS
All units of work develop the three main skills of Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. However, many other skills are developed, for example communication, problem-solving and thinking skills.
 
INDEPENDENT STUDY TASKS

 Half Term 1: Create a Wordle                      
 Half Term 2: Write the opening chapter of a novel
 Half Term 3: Persuasive presentation
 Half Term 4: Write your own travel blog
 Half Term 5: Film review
 Half Term 6: Paper 1 – past paper 
 
ASSESSMENT
Pupils are assessed informally and formally in their Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills throughout the year. These assessments will be taken during lesson time.
 
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN ENGLISH:
Encourage your children to read in their spare time. They should aim to read widely, both fiction and non-fiction texts, including magazines and newspapers. Encourage your children to read through their work to check for mistakes before handing it in, making good use of a dictionary and thesaurus.
 
Key Stage 4: GCSE
 
Key Stage 5: A/AS Level