Dare 2 Dream
A member of Advance Trust
Within Key Stage 2, English is taught through a Topic based approach. Each class studies a new Topic through each half term. This year’s Topics are George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Greeks, Settlements and Survival, Dreams, The Way we live and Britain’s Got Talent.
Throughout these Topics we aim to cover the whole of the English curriculum at a level which allows all children to access learning opportunities.
English at RSS
Students follow the AQA Specification for English Language and English Literature. Year 9 is treated as a foundation year, preparing students for the skills needed for the two-year courses. In year 10, all students follow the English Language and English Literature route. Whilst completing two English GCSEs, students will also achieve an OCR Functional Skills English qualification, either at Entry Level or Level 1/2.
Throughout KS4 English, students develop skills in:
•speaking, listening, reading and writing, enabling them to communicate with others confidently, effectively, precisely and appropriately
•expressing themselves creatively and imaginatively
•critically reading a range of texts, including multi-modal texts, fiction and nonfiction prose, poetry and drama
•using reading to develop their own skills as writers
•understanding the patterns, structures and conventions of written and spoken English
•understanding the impact of variations in spoken and written language and how they relate to identity and cultural diversity
•selecting and adapting speech and writing to different situations and audiences.
•understanding that texts from the English, Welsh or Irish Literary Heritage have been influential and significant over time and explore their meaning today
•exploring how texts from different cultures and traditions may reflect or influence values, assumptions and sense of identity
•connecting ideas, themes and issues, drawing on a range of texts
•experiencing different times, cultures, viewpoints and situations as found in literary texts.