Waterhead Academy

English Language

The English Department provide a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that fosters a love of learning. Our curriculum is intended to ensure that students ‘master’ key concepts and skills in sufficient depth so that they can apply subject knowledge in unfamiliar contexts and excel in their learning.

YEAR 7

 Curriculum Intention:

The Year 7 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative English curriculum working in partnership with ‘The Mastery Curriculum’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the texts’ historical and social contexts. Having a strong understanding of the text’s context, plot, purpose and author enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of literary and linguistic knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately and critically.

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YEAR 8

 Curriculum Intention:

The Year 8 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative English curriculum working in partnership with ‘The Mastery Curriculum’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the texts’ historical and social contexts. Having a strong understanding of the text’s context, plot, purpose and author enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of literary and linguistic knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately and critically.

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YEAR 9

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 9 schemes of work ensure that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative English curriculum working in partnership with ‘The Mastery Curriculum’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the texts’ historical and social contexts. Having a strong understanding of the text’s context, plot, purpose and author enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enable students to form a firm foundation of literary and linguistic knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately and critically.

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Year 10 

Year 11

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 11 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to continue their GCSE journey. In Year 11, students study solely Language as Literature was studied in Year 10.

Students will develop their inference, comparative and evaluative skills in reading whist demonstrating skills in creative writing and writing for a specific purpose on the later half of the paper. 

The Exam Board for Language is: AQA

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