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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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. Through the study of English, students will develop an extended vocabulary, enabling them to express complex ideas and beliefs. 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. After studying English at Meridian High School, students will have a broad and extensive vocabulary, enabling them to confidently present ideas in speaking and writing.  Undoubtedly, English supports all young people in expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas, making them attractive candidates for further education and careers.


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:

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

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers