Teaching & Learning

English

They have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing … will now be impossible for them.

Genesis 11:6

curriculum intent

English will enable and encourage students to be articulate communicators, avid readers and ambitious writers. We facilitate and foster a culture of reading, not just in the department but across the school and provide ample opportunity for our students to explore a diverse range of texts from a variety of cultures. There is something in English for each and every student, whether that be dramatically acting out Romeo’s declaration of love for Juliet; utilising a quiet and reflective space to express themselves in creative tasks; or the exploration of texts to unpick the motives of inspirational writers. A student of English at Cardinal Newman will be challenged to question the world they live in through their investigation of literature whilst learning the skills to express themselves in all walks of life. The study of English equips our students, yes, to be able to read knowledgeably and to write accurately but most importantly to be curious, to connect and to communicate confidently. 

curriculum overview

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10 Literature

Year 10 Language

Year 11 Literature

Year 11 Language

Year 12

Literature

Year 13

Literature

Year 12 Language

Year 13 Language

HT1

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Poetry Classics Anthology

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and the Gothic Anthology

Unseen Poetry and AQA

Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology

Paper 1 Creative Writing (Q5)

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

Paper 2 Reading Section A

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

 

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Skirrid Hill by Owen Sheers

 

NEA

Introduction

2 weeks

 

Lang & context(P1)

(both teachers)

Crafting Lang/NEA (P4)

Both teachers

 

 

HT2

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell OR Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

and the Gothic Anthology

Pre 20th C text: Jekyll and Hyde by  Robert Louis Stevenson

Paper 1 Analysing Language (Q2)

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

 

Revision:
Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology

Paper 2 Reading Section A and Writing Section B

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

 

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Field Work by Seamus Heaney

 

Revision:

The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

 

NEA

Historical Variation (P1)

 

 

 

Individual Variation (P1)

Historical Variation

(P1)

 

Individual

Variation (P1)

 

 

Investigating

Lang (P3)

Pre-release 1 Dec

Both Teachers

HT3

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Animal Farm by George Orwell OR Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

and the Gothic Anthology

Pre 20th C text: Jekyll and Hyde by  Robert Louis Stevenson

Paper 1 Analysing Structure (Q3)

Revision:

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

 

Pre 20th C text: Jekyll and Hyde by  Robert Louis Stevenson

Paper  1 Revision

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

 

The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

 

Unseen Prose

Revision: Drama Texts

 

Unseen Prose and Poetry

 

NEA

Historical Variation (P1)

 

 

Individual Variation (P1)

 

 

Lang & context Revision(P1)

Investigating Lang

Both Teachers

HT4

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Speaking and Listening

Paper 1 Answering the synoptic Q4

Revision techniques

Unseen poetry

 

Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology

Speaking and Listening

Assessments

 

Paper 2 Writing Section B

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

 

The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

 

Unseen Poetry

Revision:

 

Poetry Texts

 

Unseen Prose and Poetry

Investigating Lang (P3)

Both Teachers

 

 

 

Investigating Lang (P3)

 

 

 

Child Lang Revision (P2)

HT5

Modern Poetry Anthology

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Consolidate Paper 1

Revision and exam practice:

(specific to class needs)

Revision

(specific to class needs)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

NEA comparison text exploration

 

Unseen Prose

Revision:

(specific to class needs)

Investigating Lang (P3)

 

 

 

Child Lang (P2)

Language Variations

Revision (P1)

 

 

Investigating Language Revision (P3)

HT6

Modern Poetry Anthology

Poetry Classics Anthology

Sonnet Poetry Anthology

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology

Paper 2 Introduction to Pre 20th C non-fiction texts

 

 

Drama Paper Consolidation

 

Unseen Paper Consolidation

 

Crafting Lang/NEA (P4)

Both teachers

 

 

subject specific information

Knowledge Books can be found below:

Reading

Writing

An Inspector Calls

Jekyll and Hyde

Romeo and Juliet

Unseen and Poetry Anthology

How to find us

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Warden Hill Rd,
Luton ,
Bedfordshire ,
LU2 7AE