GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

English (Literature and Language)

English Quote

Intent

The intent of our English Curriculum is to close and surpass any vocabulary gaps ensuring socioeconomic equity for students whilst developing cultural capital that ensures parity amongst contemporaries as well as access to literary arts and the lifelong joy of spoken word. 

 

Learning hours

Year Group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week 4 4 4 4 5

Knowledge, understanding and skills

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Topics covered A Monster Calls, Crime and Punishme-nt, Romeo and Juliet Dystopia and Dictators, Gothic Literature, The Tempest Anita and Me, Diverse Shorts, Transactional writing, Gothic Fiction - Dorian Gray and Robert Louis Stevenson Jekyll and Hyde, Power and Conflict Poetry, Fiction Analysis, Creative Writing, Transactional Writing

An Inspector Calls, Macbeth, Unseen Poetry,

Jekyll and Hyde, Power and Conflict Poetry, Non-Fiction Analysis, Transactional Writing, Fiction Analysis, Creative Writing
Knowledge and understanding

Knowledge and understanding of grammatical functions and sentence crafting.

Beginning to recognise grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions.

Beginning to understand subject terminology for language and structural devices

Knowledge of the plot, action and characters within the literature texts studied

Understanding how to use literary devices in their own writing

Understand spoken language and delivery skills

Knowledge and understanding of grammatical functions and sentence crafting.

Recognising grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions.

Beginning to understand subject terminology for language and structural devices

Knowledge of the plot, action and characters within the literature texts studied

Understanding how to use literary devices in their own writing

Understanding how to write for a specific effect and/or purpose

Understand spoken language and delivery skills

Knowledge and understanding of grammatical functions and sentence crafting.

Recognising grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions.

Beginning to understand subject terminology for language and structural devices

Knowledge of the plot, action and characters within the literature texts studied

Understanding how to use literary devices in their own writing

Understanding how to write for a specific effect and/or purpose

Understanding the conventions of different transactional forms

Understand spoken language and delivery skills

Knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

Knowledge of subject terminology for language and structural devices

Knowledge of the key contextual factors surrounding the Literature Texts studied

Knowledge of the plot, action and characters within the literature texts studied

Understanding how to write for a specific effect and/or purpose

Understanding the conventions of different transactional forms

Knowledge of the structure of the GCSE papers

Understand spoken language and delivery skills

Knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

Knowledge of subject terminology for language and structural devices

Knowledge of the key contextual factors surrounding the Literature Texts studied

Knowledge of the plot, action and characters within the literature texts studied

Understanding how to write for a specific effect and/or purpose

Understanding the conventions of different transactional forms

Knowledge of the structure of the GCSE papers

Understand spoken language and delivery sk

Skills

Able to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary

Use spoken Standard English effectively.

Employ descriptive techniques within writing.

Able to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary

Use spoken Standard English effectively.

Employ descriptive techniques within writing.

Begin to employ structural techniques within writing

Able to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary

Use spoken Standard English effectively.

Employ descriptive techniques within writing.

Begin to employ structural techniques within writing

Use the correct conventions appropriate for transactional tasks

That they are able to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary

Employ descriptive techniques within writing.

Employ structural techniques for impact

Use the correct conventions appropriate to Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style

Use spoken Standard English effectively.

-AO1 Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

-AO2 Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views

- AO3 Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts

-Compare texts: compare two or more texts critically with respect to the above.

-AO4 Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references

That they are able to read a wide range of texts fluently and with good understanding

Read critically and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary

Employ descriptive techniques within writing.

Employ structural techniques for impact

Use the correct conventions appropriate to Genre, Audience, Purpose and Style

Use spoken Standard English effectively.

-AO1 Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

-AO2 Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views

- AO3 Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts

-Compare texts: compare two or more texts critically with respect to the above.

-AO4 Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references

5 year learning journey

5yr-Language-Curriculum-river.pptx.pdf

5-year-journey-English-Literature.pdf

Specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/english-language-2021.html

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702/changes-for-2022

Careers

The skills you gain through studying English are marketable in most sectors. The major strength of studying English is the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Some of the careers linked to the study of English are:

English careers

 

Assessment 

Each unit that students study is assessed through formative marking and feedback sheets.  Students will sit assessments during each half term, as well as in Assessment Weeks and End of Year examinations. In Key Stage 4 English Language and Literature are taught as separate subjects in preparation for the GCSE at the end of Year 11.

Feedback

Students will receive feedback on their work in the form of a marking sheet (which reviews presentation, key vocabulary and prior knowledge twice a half term) and a feedback sheet (a more detailed sheet after each extended piece of assessed work at least once a half term).  Students will also receive feedback in the form of verbal feedback from staff, through questioning and discussions during classes.

Learning beyond the classroom

Poetry live in London (KS4)

Globe Theatre Trips  (KS3)

Globe 6

Globe 5

Clubs:

Young Writer’s Club - Runs every Thursday in the library 2.45-3.45 - For aspiring writers and poets - we enter writing competitions and have had many of our students work published.

Novel into Film Club - Runs every Thursday in K2 2.45-3.45 - A chance to see some of the greatest film versions of famous literature texts - this year we have watched: Artemis Fowl (Based on Eoin Colfer’s fantasy series) and a Wrinkle in Time. This autumn we are venturing into the world of wizardry with Harry Potter and then a spooky showing of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, in December.

For supporting your creative writing:

The Thinking Shed - THE LITERACY SHED  A great website full of ideas to inspire your creative writing

For helping you to choose a good book:

School reading list - recommended books for children and teens. Reading is such an important part of English and at Meridian we encourage students to read independently and widely - this is a great site for ideas for year 7-11 students. So... Keep Reading!

For support with GCSE Language and Literature texts:

Home - BBC Bitesize

https://senecalearning.com  good revision site to help you learn faster and memorise better

Mr Bruff - YouTube  Really good lessons on all of the literature and language topics to watch and revise from

GCSE and A Level Revision | S-cool, the revision website 

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/ English Language and Literature revision guides and practical strategies for writing and analysis.

Gojimo | the UK's most popular revision app popular revision app for English literature and language

SparkNotes: Today's Most Popular Study Guides  Sparknotes is a good resource for revision of the key Literature texts

GCSE English | CGP Books Physical revision guides to purchase for Language and Literature in KS3 and 4.

What our students think about English