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English


English at Budmouth is a fascinating exploration into the world of language and literature.
 
We use a vast range of modern and classic texts, both fiction and non-fiction, to teach students about the crucial life skills of reading, writing, speaking & listening.
 

Curriculum
 
Key Stage 3
 
In Years 7 and 8 teaching groups are streamed to tailor the learning for individual needs. The improvement and development of basic reading and writing skills is a focus in order to ensure success at Key Stage 4. Work is marked regularly and specific feedback, both oral and written, is given to move students on to the next level. Reading is a particular focus, with lessons timetabled for independent reading.
 
For more information about KS3 English please click here


Key Stage 4
 
In Year 9, students complete GCSE bridging units that will prepare students for the demands of GCSE English Language/Literature, for example they will study Literary Heritage poetry and compare with a literary novel in order to practise the skills needed in GCSE English Literature. Assessment moves from NC levels to GCSE ‘bands’ in preparation for the beginning of Year 10.
 
In Years 10 & 11 we offer a combined route of AQA GCSE English Language & Literature, with the possibility of our non-English Baccalaureate groups studying for an IGCSE in English Language with the Cambridge board.
 
To find out more about KS4 English please click here
 

 
Key Stage 5
 
At Key Stage 5 we offer A level English Language and English Literature following the AQA examing board.
 
A Level English Language is a fascinating course that looks at how language works in different contexts, challenges stereotypes and explores the impact of new technologies on linguistic changes. The coursework element offers the opportunity to employ your creative skills.
 
A Level English Literature is a course for those who love to read, enjoy analysing texts and making connections between them and for those who see the great wealth of classic literature as something very important and exciting.
 
Staff Members

  • Mrs L Graves - Subject Leader
    Email:
    gravesl@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

  • Mr J Bunker
  • Mr M Cavill
  • Ms S Ives
  • Miss J Jenkins
  • Mrs G McIntosh
  • Mrs A Miller
  • Mrs L Parkes
  • Mrs J Raymont
  • Mrs N Roberts
  • Mrs S Sawtell
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