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18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

13/07/18

Great 400m win for west!!! https://t.co/VneYu8cmQI

13/07/18

East win!!!! https://t.co/9yYVnI04Tq

13/07/18

West win!!!! https://t.co/l9pcSTuZ1y

13/07/18

East win! https://t.co/QQGhzOplKj

13/07/18

South win!!! https://t.co/Xc7IfKNXWf

13/07/18

West win!! https://t.co/v013WgcyDZ

English

What is English for at Meridian High School?

As a core subject, English enables students to develop skills in analysis, critical thinking and creativity. The skills developed in the English classroom are widely applicable across the curriculum, whilst also providing students with the tools to succeed in further education, careers, and a rapidly changing world. 

Why does English as a subject matter?

The study of English introduces students to the literary canon, enabling students to access rich and engaging poetry, prose and drama from a range of literary periods. English is pertinent in supporting students in their social, moral, and spiritual development, consistently enabling students to reflect on their own beliefs and values.

What does English help young people to achieve?

The English Curriculum encourages curiosity and debate, whilst also being designed to support all students in becoming effective communicators, critical thinkers, and creative writers. Undoubtedly, English supports all young people in expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas, whilst also developing essential life skills. 


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Detective Fiction
  • The Hunger Games
  • Conflict Poetry
  • Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Natural World Poetry
  • Shakespeare: The Tempest

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Animal Farm
  • GCSE Poetry Anthology: Power and Conflict
  • Macbeth
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Animal Farm
  • GCSE Poetry Anthology: Power and Conflict
  • Macbeth
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • 19th Century Fiction
  • Imaginative Writing
  • 20th and 21st Century Non-Fiction
  • Transactional Writing

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Revision of all GCSE English Literature and Language modules

Qualification title:

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

Additional learning resources:

  • CGP Revision Guidebooks for core GCSE texts
  • BBC Bitesize for English Literature and Language