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St Mary's RC High School

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English

Mrs C. Robins
Head of English and Drama

Miss F. Price

Full time teacher of English

Miss S. Stanbridge
Full time teacher of English

Mr S. Warde
Full time teacher of English i/c Development of Teaching and Learning

Mrs V. Budden
Part time teacher of English

Mrs R. Buckland
Part time teacher of English 

Mrs J. Howell-Davis
Part Time Teacher of English

Mrs G. Hastings
SENCO

Mrs S. Turley
School Librarian, i/c Accelerated Reader Programme 

The department also enjoys the support of several additional needs teaching assistants and the Additional Needs department.

 

Key Stage 3

All pupils are taught in mixed ability sets and have three English lessons a week. The department follows the National Curriculum and pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 undertake the Accelerated Reading Programme. Pupils are expected to bring a reading book to school every day. They should spend 30 minutes reading as a daily homework. Selected GCSE English Literature texts are taught in the latter half of Year 9 and there is an increasing emphasis on speaking and listening, drama and role-play in our lower school teaching.

Our commitment to cross-curricular activities reflects our belief that English provides the basis for nearly all social and educational activities. Pupils are encouraged to utilise skills learnt in English across curricular and non-curricular activities. Each year group is provided with the opportunity to visit a live theatre production.

The Department participates fully in the School House Point system and also issues formal commendation for exceptional achievements.

KS3NationalCurriculum.doc

KS3 English - Year 7 Revised Programme of Study

KS3 English - Year 8 Revised Programme of Study 

KS3 English - Year 9 Revised Programme of Study 

 

Key Stage 4

Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSEs in English Language and English Literature. All pupils are encouraged to adopt an on-going, independent programme of revision and consolidation thought Years 10 and 11 to maximise their success.

Edexcel GCSE Language and Literature