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English and English Literature are both core subjects within the school curriculum. At St Cuthbert’s we guide students through the study of great literary texts, the power of the spoken word and the exploration of their own creativity.

Every Year 7 student is enrolled onto the Accelerated Reader Programme, enabling us to both celebrate a rich culture of reading for pleasure and to accelerate progress in reading and understanding. Our Learning Resource Base has an excellent range of books for readers of all abilities; we constantly update the stock to reflect the interests of our students and purchase the very latest bestsellers. We offer reading support for reluctant and struggling readers both through our ‘Reading Ambassador’ scheme, and other sessions led by LSAs and some of our older students.

Whenever the opportunities arise the department gives students the opportunity to watch live theatre productions. There are also annual celebrations on World Poetry day and National Book Week marked by special assemblies and activities encouraging students to get involved in these national events.

All students will sit GCSEs in English Literature and English Language.

 

 

The Team

Mrs Anne-Marie Carney
Curriculum Leader English

Mrs Chelsea Sharples
Second Curriculum Leader over KS3 English

Miss Liz Bowler
Head of Year 8 and Teacher of English

Mr Harry Bredbury
Teacher of English

Miss Lyndsey Carter
Teacher of English

Mrs Nicola Evans
Teacher of English

Miss Clare Feeney
Head of Year 9 and Teacher of English

Miss Katie Magee
Library Manager

Miss Kate Wilcock
Teacher of English

English Curriculum Overview

Students will study gothic fiction and Macbeth. They will be look at non-fiction topics including The Price of Fame and Sport and finally look at Abomination and how language is used to portray character.

Students will study Fiction Modern texts: plays (Our Day Out), prose: (Of Mice and Men). They will also be completing Non-Fiction writing analysing articles which focus on school related issues.

Students will study Fiction: Explorations in Creative reading/writing, Poetry, Non-Fiction writers viewpoint and perspective, Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) and Modern texts (Blood Brothers)

Students will study Fiction: Explorations in Creative reading/writing, Poetry, Non-Fiction writers viewpoint and perspective, Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) and Modern texts (Blood Brothers)  and 19th Centure Prose (Christmas Carol).

Students will study Non-Fiction: Writers viewpoint and perspective, English Language explorations in creative reading and writing, Poetry, Revision of Romeo and Juliet and Blood Brothers and GCSE Exams.

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