English Learning Intent
A high-quality English education is essential to creating brighter futures for all. The English curriculum ensures students can speak and write easily and fluently and coherently to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. We aim to provide opportunities for students to become confident, independent students, who read for pleasure, by developing them culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. This is achieved by taking students on a chronological journey through the British Literary Heritage, studying the best of what has been said and written in the literary canon.
The wealth of texts studied in the curriculum allow for students to be inspired in their own writing, enabling them to write for a variety of purposes, from creative and narrative, to transactional writing such as letters, articles and speeches. By so doing, all students will be able to express themselves fluently using structure and correctly punctuated sentences. An emphasis on drafting, self-correction and proof-reading skills is an essential part of every lesson.
Additionally, developing the knowledge of, and providing opportunities for students to use age -appropriate Tier 2 vocabulary is a crucial aspect of the curriculum. They will learn to recall and independently apply over one hundred Tier 2 words by the end of Key Stage 3 in order to express their ideas and opinions coherently and articulately. Through learning the conventions for discussion and debate, students will be able to express their opinions and interpretations of the texts studied collaboratively with their peers
By introducing our students to a wide range of exceptional texts, we inspire and engage students, enabling them to use their knowledge to question the world around them and to develop a sense of intellectual curiosity through life transforming learning.
Our English Learning Journey
A snapshot of your child's learning journey from Year 7 to Year 11.
To find further information on what you child will be learning in English this year and for how you can support them, please visit their Year group page.