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A Brief Introduction to the English Department


'Words… words…words'

Words are power, and we in the English Department at The Telford Priory School, will endeavour to empower our students with the highest level of communication so that they are well equipped to deal both with the examination system and life after school.

At KS3, we embed the skills needed at GCSE level through a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. We also study a range of modern and classic texts. Students are encouraged to participate in personal reading and to quiz using the Renaissance programme. For students who struggle in English, we have various interventions to support their learning.

At GCSE, we follow the EDUQAS exam syllabus:

English Language:

Component One - Twentieth Century Literature and Creative Prose Writing

Component Two - Nineteenth and Twenty-First Century Non-fiction Reading and Transactional Writing

English Literature:

Component One - Shakespeare and Poetry ('Macbeth' and the Anthology)

Component Two - Post-1914 Prose/Drama, 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry*

* - The texts that we generally study are: 'An Inspector Calls' (Section A), 'A Christmas Carol' or 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (Section B). These may differ if students have joined us from other schools.

Our schemes of work ensure coverage of all the necessary skills to fully experience and enjoy novels, plays, poems and non-fiction texts. As well as this we will encourage our students to find their own voice as they write and talk confidently and fluently in a variety of forms.

We also aim to provide enriching experiences in the form of trips, visits and after school activities.

The TPS English Department are enthusiastic and dynamic and are eager to share our passion for language and literature with ALL students.

Year 11 Independent Revision Resources

Please visit this Secure Resources Link to view Language and Literature resources.

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