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Key Stage 2


Reading for pleasure is built over time with class reading books being linked to art, design technology, geography and history. 


Pupils can also choose a reading book from the library. 


As well as this, pupils are taught using the Read, Write Inc Spelling, Literacy and Language and Comprehension programmes if necessary. 


There are currently plans in place for our Year 6 students to have a go at completing their SATS exams.


Key Stage 3

Pupils study a range of English skills using a set text as a springboard.


Pupils are assessed in their reading, writing and spelling ages twice a year. As well as this, Year 9 pupils work towards an appropriate Entry Level certificate to help to prepare them for future Level 1 and 2 exams.


Key Stage 4


In Key Stage 4, pupils will either follow a Functional Skills pathway or a GCSE pathway. Regardless of pathway, all pupils will study English Literature, enjoying the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development that comes with reading insightful texts written by masters of the written word. 


Pupils study the Eduqas syllabus for English Literature and read the following set texts:


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology


For English Language, pupils study the Pearson iGCSE Specification A syllabus. This involves an exam (60%) and coursework (40%).  

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