English

Success in English supports the development of students in all other curriculum areas. If you can communicate effectively and articulate your ideas, you will find success in every subject, as well as when you leave school and go on to further education or into the work place. As teachers of English, we aim to foster a love for literature, introducing students to works from a whole range of cultures and genres, from the classics writers like Austen, Bronte and Dickens, to more contemporary writers such as John Green, Stephen Chbosky and Suzanne Collins.  Our ultimate purpose is to nurture independent learners who leave JWA with an extensive vocabulary, an outstanding ability to analyse and interpret information and the ability to write extensively, manipulating reader response through an array of literary techniques, sophisticated punctuation and grammatical structures.

Subject AreaEnglish
Head of Department:Ms L Westerman
Teaching Staff:Teaching staff:

Mr P Kench (Second in department)
Mrs S Clark
Miss E Linford (Lead Practitioner/KS3 Leader)
Ms H Kendall
Mrs C Walker
Mrs N Shephard
Miss A Woodall
Mr C Bull (catch up tutor)
Mrs J Cartwright (121 tutor)
Miss M Clark (121 tutor)

Ms C Davison (Delta Subject Director)
Year 11 Course Title:GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course Eduqas GCSE English Language
Eduqas GCSE English Literature 
Exam PercentagesEnglish Language
Component 1: 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose
Writing Written examination 1 hour 45 minutes
40% of qualification
Section A (20%) – Reading Understanding of one prose extract (about 60-100 lines) of literature from the 20th century assessed through a range of structured questions
Section B (20%) – Prose Writing One creative writing task selected from a choice of four titles
Component 2: 19th and 21st century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing
Written examination: 2 hours
60% of qualification
Section A (30%) – Reading Understanding of two extracts (about 900-1200 words in total) of high-quality non-fiction writing, one from the 19th century, the other from the 21st century, assessed through a range of structured questions
Section B (30%) – Writing Two compulsory transactional/persuasive writing tasks
Component 3: Spoken Language Non-exam assessment
Unweighted
One presentation/speech, including responses to questions and feedback.
Achievement in Spoken Language will be reported as part of the qualification, but it will not form part of the final mark and grade.
English Literature
Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Written examination: 2 hours 40% of qualification
Section A (20%) Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet
One extract question and one essay question based on the reading of a Shakespeare text from the above prescribed list.
Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.
Section B (20%) Poetry from 1789 to the present day Two questions based on poems from the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology, one of which involves comparison.
Learners are not permitted to take a copy of the anthology into the examination.
Component 2: Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry
Written examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes
60% qualification
Section A (20%) Post-1914 Prose/Drama
 Blood Brothers (Russell)
One source-based question on a post 1914 prose/drama text from the above prescribed list. Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.
Section B (20%) 19th Century Prose A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
One source-based question on a 19th century prose text from the above prescribed list.
Learners are not permitted to take copies of the set texts into the examination.
Section C (20%) Unseen Poetry from the 20th/21st Century
Two questions on unseen poems, one of which involves comparison.
Year 11 Course Details:GCSE English Language 
It enables learners 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, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
In addition, it enables learners to:
-listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively. 

GCSE English Literature
This GCSE in English Literature enables students to:
• read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
• read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas
• develop the habit of reading widely and often
• appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage
• write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English
• acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.
Number of lessons per week:4 lessons in years 7, 8, 9
3 Language lessons in years 10 & 11
2 Literature lessons in years 10 & 11
Curriculum Intent and 5 year Curriculum Sequencing:
Key Stage 3: