English curriculum

Welcome to the English Department

Our Intent
Our Intent

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.

KS3 Structure

Year 7Autobiography and Introduction to PoetryPlay: Frankenstein
Crime Fiction
Introduction to Shakespeare
Non-Fiction Travel Writing
Year 8Novel: Refugee Boy
War Poetry
Nineteenth Century: Animals
Introduction to the Gothic
Non-Fiction: The News Introduction
Year 9Novel and Poetry from other culturesRichard 3rd
Dystopian Fiction
Literacy non fiction

KS4 Structure

Year 10 LiteratureDr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or FrankensteinBlood Brothers, An Inspector Calls or Lord of the FliesRomeo and Juliet
Year 10 LanguageBegin to dip into poetry
Descriptive and narrative writing
Continue poetry anthology: Past and Present
Writing to Argue
Language Section A
Year 11 LiteratureLanguage Papers Sections A and BDr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Frankenstein & Romeo and JulietRevision and Exams
Year 11 LanguageRevision of Blood Brothers / An Inspector Calls / Lord of the Flies
Poetry Anthology

Revise Both Language PapersRevision and Exams

KS5 Structure

Coming Soon

Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
Career Pathways
Career Pathways

Currently in development

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