Welcome to the English Department
English is a subject that is exciting because it celebrates the breadth of the human imagination and the extraordinary power of language. It explores the most central human concerns: the relationship between individuals and communities; the difficult choices we all face in life and our emotional and intellectual development. Simply put, English is great to study because it informs every other subject. If you get better at English, you get better at every other subject because English is at the core of our curriculum. English not only teaches you about the core principles of communication: speaking, reading and writing, but it also teaches you about life and culture. The main focus of our department is to support every learner with the core principles of the subject: reading, writing and spoken English and to foster pupils’ understanding of the personal and social importance of spoken and written language. Language gives pupils power over their own lives and empathy with the lives and experiences of others and in doing this supports and celebrates the values of Branston Community Academy. We encourage this understanding through the study and enjoyment of a wide range of literature, non-fiction and media text.
Autobiography and Introduction to Poetry
Play: Frankenstein, Crime Fiction
Introduction to Shakespeare, Non-Fiction Travel Writing
Novel: Refugee Boy, War Poetry
Shakespeare, Nineteenth Century: Animals
Non-Fiction: The News Introduction
Novel and Poetry from other cultures
Richard 3rd, Dystopian Fiction
Literacy non fiction
|Year 10 Literature|
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or Frankenstein
Blood Brothers, An Inspector Calls or Lord of the Flies
Romeo and Juliet
|Year 10 Language|
Begin to dip into poetry, Descriptive and narrative writing
Continue poetry anthology: Past and Present, Writing to Argue
Language Section A
|Year 11 Literature|
Language Papers Sections A and B
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Frankenstein & Romeo and Juliet
Revision and Exams
|Year 11 Language|
Revision of Blood Brothers / An Inspector Calls / Lord of the Flies, Poetry Anthology
Revise Both Language Papers
Revision and Exams
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
We encourage all students to participate in the extra-curricular programme we offer. Our clubs and activities are designed to be inclusive for all; the broad range on offer ensures that there is something for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved with. We regularly review our offer to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
The extra-curriculum clubs and activities for the current (and previous) academic term can be found by visiting the link below.
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