English

Welcome to the English Department.

Staff List

The English Department at Our Lady Queen of Peace comprises eleven teachers:

Ms F. Harrison - Subject Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Miss N Kelly - Assistant Subject Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs C Foley - Assistant Subject Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs C Cartmel - Assistant Subject Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs S Evans - Assistant Headteacher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr M Turpin - Assistant Headteacher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Miss K White - Teacher of English / Learning Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Miss C Granite - Teacher of English / Inclusion Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ms C. Cotton – Teacher of English - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr M. Taylor – Teacher of English - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs T Yarwood - Teacher of English - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn Term Sept - Dec

Spring Term Jan- March

Summer Term April -July

Year 7

MONSTERS

Term Text: A Monster Calls

Anthology content: Fiction and non-fiction extracts, Dracula, Frankenstein, Loch Ness, Bigfoot, supernatural horror, speeches.

Revisiting SPaG: Homophones, apostrophes.

 

GROWING UP

Term Text: My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Anthology content: Non-fiction: 9/11, 7/7, news articles, autobiography, poetry from different cultures, cultural diversity extracts.

Revisiting SPaG: Vocabulary focus, capital letters, full stops.

MAGIC

Term Text: Shakespeare The Tempest

Anthology content: Harry Potter, fiction, extracts, character description extracts, informative non-fiction magic from other cultures, Shakespearean language.

Revisiting SPaG: Parenthesis, discourse markers, speech marks/dialogue.

Year 8

DIFFERENT WORLDS

 Term Text: Our Day Out

Anthology content: Fiction extracts, description of cityscapes e.g. Dickens ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Oliver Twist’ etc. Transactional writing: letters & reviews. Poetry from ‘Power and Conflict’ anthology.

Revisiting SPaG: Homophones, register (formal informal) slang, dialect, elision.

CONFLICT AND PREJUDICE

Term Text: Abomination

Anthology content: Conflict poetry, familial or emotional speeches, Martin Luther King speeches, Earl Spencer’s eulogy, extracts demonstrating developing a clear ‘voice’/conviction of opinion, non-fiction: true crime/kidnappings/modern slavery

Revisiting SPaG: Colons, semi-colons, recap brackets, hyphens and commas for subordinate clauses.

DYSTOPIA

Term Text: Animal Farm

Anthology content: non-fiction e.g. anthropomorphism, Babe, Hunger Games (AQA) extracts, 1984, I am Legend etc. Russian history/cultural relevance.

Revisiting SPaG: Capital letters, vocabulary focus and practise of ambitious spelling (incl. names)

Year 9

WORLD LITERATURE

Term Text: Of Mice and Men

Anthology content: non-fiction, Great Depression, Roaring 20s, extracts exploring relationship dynamics, poems linked to father/son theme, extracts exploring setting.

Revisiting SPaG: Commonly misused words/spellings: practise vs. practice, advise vs. advise, effect vs. affect

HEROES AND VILLIANS

Term text: Macbeth & Frankenstein

Anthology content: Macbeth extracts, Marvel/superhero, serial killer teams, extracts from Heroes, Boy in Striped Pyjamas, tragic hero fiction etc. ‘Monsters’ in real life non-fiction e.g. scientific experiments, dictators, Dr. Mengele etc.

Revisting SPaG: Superlatives and comparatives, types of pronoun

 

GCSE LANG & LIT

Prose & Anthology poetry (split half terms?) Use as stimulus

Also Unseen Poetry. Focus on poetic subject terminology. Writing, transactional and narrative/descriptive

Spoken Lang.

Revisiting SPaG: Passive and active, formal and informal, Standard English

Year 10

GCSE LANG & LIT

An Inspector Calls

Lang p1, section A

Language analysis, in-depth exploration of writer’s methods and language choices, exploring structure and effects, evaluation of a statement with supporting quotations.

GCSE LANG & LIT

A Christmas Carol

Lang paper 2, section B

Writing to argue/persuade inform. Developing understanding of Form, Audience and Purpose of a text. Using non-fiction extracts as inspiration. Informed argument. Developing academic essay structure for purposeful effect.

GCSE LANG & LIT

Anthology poetry & presentation

Analysis of AQA anthology poetry. Exploring poetic devices and writer’s methods. Consideration of theme, structure and language, with increasing focus on inference and forming independent responses to poems. Unseen poetry to demonstrate transferable poetry skills.

Year 11

GCSE LANG & LIT

Romeo and Juliet

Lang p1, sections A &B

Analysis of Shakespearean language. Context and impact on literary importance. Exploring themes and language, increased challenge. Demonstrating analysis skills and a knowledge of key concepts in the play. Focus on subject terminology. Emphasis on Shakespeare’s method’s and their effects.

GCSE LANG & LIT

Anthology poetry and unseen

Lang Paper 2, Sections A &B

Unseen poetry/anthology poetry. Developing analysis and inference, building on developing confidence with interpretation. Exploration of structure, context, theme, literary techniques. Emphasis on cultivating use of ambitious subject terminology. Academic essay development.

 

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