Key Stage 4 Curriculum
In Key Stage Four the department follow the AQA English and English Literature specifications. All students are entered for both GCSEs, only in exceptional circumstances are individuals withdrawn from either.
All students follow a common curriculum which has been built into a programme of study which is outlined on the following page. Whilst sections may be completed by students in a different order staff who wish to do so must see either the Head of Department or the teacher in charge of key stage four to confirm their intentions.
The department are in the process of developing common schemes of work which will ensure entitlement to all students.
Speaking and listening
Speaking and listening assessments are integrated into lessons. Every student will need to complete a single three minute presentation on a topic of their choice. This should be recorded and kept on the school network and possibly used for moderating purposes.
The Literature examination asks questions on modern prose and drama. All students read a 19th century novel either Jane Eyre or A Christmas Carol for all other groups. Drama is An Inspector Calls; poetry in the AQA anthology section on Love and Relationships.