Year 7,8 and 9

In Years 7-9 the curriculum is designed to provide students the opportunity to review, revisit and consolidate skills across the key stage, each time using a different thematic stimulus and golden question. Golden questions provide an ‘anchor’ for each unit of learning; encouraging students to think conceptually, create connections and develop higher-order thinking skills. The structure, outlined in the table below, engages students in spiral learning; building the skills and knowledge required for mastery of the subject year-on-year. This approach also ensures that skills and knowledge are embedded within students’ long-term memory; vital for success at GCSE level and beyond. Summative assessments take place after each unit, using question stems from the GCSE paper. By the end of the key stage, students will be familiar with all of the question stems from the GCSE Language and Literature papers as well as the skills and knowledge required to produce ‘excellence in all’.

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Year 10 and 11

The English faculty delivers GCSEs in both English Language and Literature. The Language specification enables students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of texts. Students continue to develop the ability to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. In Literature students study a range of texts including 19th century fiction, poetry and a Shakespearean play.

The two courses are taught simultaneously and our students benefit from the transferable skills developed across the two subjects. The English faculty at Moor Park advocate a skills-based approach to teaching and learning. This approach offers excellent preparation for the AS and A-Level Language and Literature courses as well as equipping students with essential life-skills and a life-long love of literature.

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