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Department Introduction

WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

The English department at Philips High School is a dynamic and enthusiastic department, full of creative ideas that make learning a rewarding experience for our pupils, who can be involved in a range of inventive and challenging activities. These include: working on original ideas on our interactive whiteboards; creating PowerPoint presentations to aid learning in our ICT suites; preparing and developing debating and speaking skills; participating in drama activities to develop knowledge of texts and characters; meeting poets and authors. The English department also has a wide range of brand new and up-to-date novels that are sure to engage pupils of all ages and abilities. We are sure that your child will enjoy and achieve great things through their involvement in our lessons.

We encourage pupils to enjoy and extend their understanding of English beyond the classroom, too. We visit the theatre to see live performances as well as inviting theatre companies into school. The English department at Philips High School is a great place to learn and encourage the development of confident and articulate young adults.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr P Kellett should you wish to find out any additional information.

KS3 Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Travel Writing 19th Century Short Stories Non-Fiction Reading/Writing
Chaucer and Shakespeare Advertising Poetry
Year 8 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Victorian and Gothic Lit Romanticism Non-fiction Reading/Writing
Class Novel Autobiography Modern Play
Year 9 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Multicultural Literature Narrative Writing Non-fiction Reading/Writing
War Poetry Pre-20th Century Drama Introduction to GCSE poetry
Assessment Details
Pupils are assessed through KATs (Key Assessed Tasks) at the end of each unit. The assessment is specifically linked to the work that has occurred during the unit. The skills are specifically reading and writing skills, with the aim of building up a skillset by the end of each year that will be assessed in the final examinations.
Useful Websites and Textbooks
BBC Bitesize

CGP Revision Guides

Collins Revision Guides

KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
20th & 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Imaginative Writing Revision of all Language modules
Poetry from anthology Extracts from 19th Century fiction 19th Century Fiction novel
Year 11 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Shakespeare Post-1914 drama Revision
Revision of Language modules Revision  

 

Assessment Details
Each unit has, at its end, an assessment that is based explicitly on the final GCSE examinations. Pupils also sit mock exams at various points during the two year course (in the Summer term for Year 10 and in the 2nd Autumn term for Year 11).
Useful Websites and Textbooks
Any Revision guides and workbooks by Edexcel

BBC Bitesize

Shmoop.com

Youtube

Revision

 

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