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The English Department is a large one with 15 specialist, energetic and enthusiastic staff.
We believe that our role is to guide each student to develop her Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening skills to the highest potential and to help her to develop as an independent, thinking and questioning learner. We strive to inspire enjoyment of the subject through Schemes of Work which we create together, as well as through a broad and varied programme of activities beyond the classroom.

KS3 English

The English Department is a large one with 15 specialist, energetic and enthusiastic staff. We believe that our role is to guide each student to develop her Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening skills to the highest potential and to help her to develop as an independent, thinking and questioning learner. We strive to inspire enjoyment of the subject through Schemes of Work which we create together, as well as through a broad and varied programme of activities beyond the classroom.

We teach every student in Years 7 to 11 and we also deliver A Levels in English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing and Media.

Our extra-curricular activities at the Lower school include a Reading Group and a Debating Society.  We also encourage students to enter writing competitions as well as an internal Poetry by Heart Competition.  Because our students respond well to visiting writers, publishers often offer us author visits.  It is always interesting for students to hear from new writers so we take advantage of this as far as possible.

Outings to various theatre productions are arranged including an annual visit to the Globe theatre, with tickets sponsored by Deutsche Bank for all Year 8 students. 


Year 7

Autumn Term 1  : Myths and Legends and Folklore

 Autumn 2  : Character and Viewpoint

Spring Term 1  : The Renaissance – The Globe Theatre, Language Change

Spring Term 2  : Poetry - The Romantics and Blake 

Summer Term  : Victorian Writers

Every group will also have a double Library lesson weekly in which their English teacher will talk to them about what they are reading, keep a record of their individual reading, hear them read, give them the opportunity to change Library books and to share reading recommendations. 

All Year 7 students will visit the public library in Enfield during school time.  In the second half of the summer term all year 7 students will walk up to the upper site at Holly Walk to participate in a range of literature based activities organised by Year 12 English A Level students on the theme of Love.


Year 8

Autumn Term 1  : Women finding their voice, women writers over 3 centuries

Autumn Term 2  :  Class Reader : ‘Maggot Moon’ by Sally Gardner

Spring 1  : Reading and  Writing to Argue, Formal debating

Spring 2  :  Poetry

Summer 1  :  What’s New?  How news is presented, Non-Fiction Reading

Summer 2  : ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Shakespeare

The reading lesson is a double lesson on alternate weeks.  The main aim of it is still to encourage individual reading and to allow English staff to monitor this.


Year 9

Autumn 1

Poetry – the department’s own Anthology on the theme of Love to reflect girls’ particular interests

Autumn 2

A play to be chosen from :

i.e. Blood Brothers, An Inspector Calls, Spring and Port Wine, Hobson’s Choice, Educating Rita, Noughts and Crosses, Kindertransport  

Spring 1

Work on a theme to develop skills in Non-Fiction reading and Writing

Perceptions of Youth

Spring 2

Creative Writing – to reflect various genres

To be assessed by a portfolio of students’ own original work.

Summer 1

‘Jane Eyre’ Students will be issued with a booklet to work through which also includes a Reading List for the summer in preparation for GCSE.

Summer 2

Social Responsibility – Non-Fiction Reading and Speaking and Listening


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 English Language GCSE

Click here for the AQA English Language webpage and here for the 8700 SPECIFICATION.

The good practice established in Years 7-9, such as wide individual reading, thorough planning, and checking of work, as well as producing accurate work under exam conditions, remains vitally important for success in the subject.

All students study for 2 GCSEs in English and English Literature, through one integrated course. 

Throughout the course students will work to further develop their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Work on Literature covering a range of periods and genres will also be assessed. 

These courses are assessed by examination and will be graded on a 9 point scale where 9 is the highest grade.


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 English Literature GCSE

Click here for the AQA English Literature webpage and here for the 8702 SPECIFICATION.

The good practice established in Years 7-9, such as wide individual reading, thorough planning, and checking of work, as well as producing accurate work under exam conditions, remains vitally important for success in the subject.

All students study for 2 GCSEs in English and English Literature, through one integrated course. 

Throughout the course students will work to further develop their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Work on Literature covering a range of periods and genres will also be assessed. 

These courses are assessed by examination and will be graded on a 9 point scale where 9 is the highest grade.

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS5 English Language A Level

(Click here for the Specification Edexcel A level 9EN0)

Course Length:  A level 2 years

Student Course Criteria

The course is suitable for those students who wish to develop their knowledge about language.  There will be the opportunity to study modern texts, including media texts, and texts from the past. Students will need to be prepared to study concepts and frameworks for the study of language and to develop their skills in speaking, analysing and writing for different purposes and audiences.

Course Overview

Students will study a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts.  As observers, readers and writers, students will be inspired by learning about spoken and written language from real and imagined worlds and they will engage with the craft of writing to create their own texts.  The exams focus on Language Variation, Child Language and Investigating Language.  The coursework involves producing writing for different audiences and functions.

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through examinations and coursework.

Further Opportunities Following this Course

English language is a popular qualification for a wide range of courses in higher education or for further study; it is directly valuable in areas which require sound communication skills and an expert knowledge of different audiences such as publishing, journalism, media and education.

Securing a Place at Post-16

Those students who have studied GCSE English language and literature will find that the skills they have learned will prove a valuable foundation for further studies at this level.  We require GCSE grade 6 or above in English language and English literature.


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

KS5 English Literature A Level

(Click here for Specification OCR H472 A level)

Course Length:  A level 2 years

Student Course Criteria

It is appropriate for those students who wish to broaden their minds, enjoy reading and wish to pursue their own interests in literature.   Students who wish to develop their ability to assess texts, analyse prose and poetry as well as productions of plays and to communicate their ideas and opinions effectively in writing will benefit from the course.

Course Overview

Teacher Yr12-13

Teacher 1

Teacher 2

Year 12:

Autumn Term

Gothic Introductory Unit:

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

(Comp 2)

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

(Comp 1)

Spring Term

Beloved by Toni Morrison

(Comp 2)

The Merchant's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

(Comp 1)

Summer Term

Coursework Launch

(Comp 3)

Post 1900 drama (TBC)

Year 13:

Autumn Term

'Going Wilde' focus -

An Ideal Husband & The Picture of Dorian Gray

(Comp 1)

The Treatment of Comedy focus

Complete coursework folder

(Comps 1 & 2)

Spring Term Revision of Shakespeare Revision of Gothic
Summer Term Exam strategies  

Students will study a broad range of Poetry, Prose and Drama from Chaucer to the present day.  They will have the opportunity to produce coursework and to improve their skills in textual analysis of both prepared and unseen texts.  Lessons are directed to individual modes of study as well as group interaction in the form of discussion and role-play.

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

 

Component 1

Shakespeare

Drama and poetry pre-1900

Drama and poetry pre-1900

(01)* Written paper 60 marks

Closed text - 2h30 exam

40%

of total A level

Component 2

Close reading in chosen topic area

Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic area

Comparative and contextual study

(02)* Written paper 60 marks

Closed text - 2h30 exam 

40%

of total A level

Component 3

Close reading OR re-creative writing piece with commentary

Comparative essay*

Literature post-1900

(03)* 40 marks

Non examined assessment

20%

of total A level

 

Further Opportunities Following this Course

English Literature is a popular qualification for a wide range of courses in higher education or for further study; it is directly valuable in areas such as education, publishing, journalism, media and all professional careers requiring sound communication skills.

Securing a Place at Post-16

Those students who have studied GCSE English literature will find that the skills they have learned will prove a valuable foundation for further studies at this level.  We require GCSE Grade 6 or above in English language or English literature. 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

KS5 Creative Writing Diploma

GCE Creative Writing - Apprentice of Fine Arts (AFA)

The Writers' Examination Board (WEB) - Syllabus Code:  CW19

Please note that this is no longer an A Level qualification but a new diploma which is being developed by a group of schools co-ordinated by Bristol Grammar School.

Student Course Criteria

The course is suitable for those students who wish to develop their writing.  There will be the opportunity to produce work across different genres, experimenting with a range of different styles and approaches.  Students will need to be prepared to work co-operatively with others through workshops to offer and receive feedback.

Course Overview

Students will be required to read a wide range of texts, as potential models for their own writing, as well as texts about the craft of the writer as the course is based on the model of the writer as a reader.  They will engage with the craft of writing to create their own texts.

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through examinations and coursework.

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Creative Writing is a very popular option for courses in higher education or for further study; it is directly valuable in areas which require sound communication skills and an expert knowledge of different audiences such as publishing, journalism, media and education.

Securing a Place at Post-16

Those students who have studied GCSE English language and literature will find that the skills they have learned will prove a valuable foundation for further studies at this level.  

Access to the course is open – the desire and willingness to engage with it are the only qualifications required.

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

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