Hello and welcome to the English department.
Weydon's English department is a vibrant and enthusiastic faculty. The enthusiasm of the staff matches the excellent A*-C results our students have achieved recently.
Each year group in Key Stage 3 follows a fully-developed Scheme of Work, which focuses on the National Curriculum whilst at the same time leaving flexibility for classes to work to their particular strengths and weaknesses.
At the beginning of Year 7 Students are taught in their mixed ability Tutor groups. At the beginning of the spring term students are placed in pathways; this allows the staff and students the opportunity to best explore the specific needs of an individual and/or class. Progress tests throughout Year 7 and 8 allows us to track the progress of students and move groups where necessary.
The programme of Study for Year 8 is in the KS3 English Folder.
Key Stage Four Changes
Year 9 is a bridging year with the teaching of a texts eiher preparing directly for modules in Year 10 or 11, or the teaching of skills at a GCSE level using GCSE critieria.
The Speaking Up, Speaking Out diploma course in Year 9 is also taught by the English department. The programme of study is available in the KS4 folder.
AS Film Studies will remain an option for those students who show the most aptitude in Year 9. GCSE Media and Film are also offered as options.
The Current Year 11 (2011-12) will be the first year group to follow the 'new' OCR GCSE with all pathways doing English and English Literature as a dual course GCSE.
AS Film Studies will remain an option for those students who show the most aptitude in Year 9.
The programmes of study plus the controlled assessment tasks will be available in the KS4 folder.