English

“Language is the key to the heart of people.” - Ahmed Deedat

In English, we aim to ensure that Hendon students achieve to the very fullest of their potential whilst imparting to them a genuine passion for reading and the study of literature. In addition, we create exciting, extra-curricular opportunities where students can become involved in a range of creative activities

Key Stage 3 content

Students have 6 lessons over 2 weeks:

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

Autobiography and ‘Boy
Introduction to Poetry

The Iron Giant
Novel

Shakespeare
Heritage Short Stories

Year 8

History of the English Language
Identity Poetry

Frankenstein (Play Script)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Non-Fiction Analysis
Heritage Short Stories

Year 9

Varieties of Writing.

Poetry Unit
Heritage Short Stories unit

Romeo and Juliet (GCSE English Literature)

 

Outside the classroom

The English faculty are very enthusiastic about offering extra-curricular experiences to our students from all of the key stages. We ensure that they will have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of trips and activities.

For the past two years students have become BBC Reporters and worked for months leading up to a live news day. Their videos and reports were uploaded onto the BBC website and some aired on the evening news.

On Enrichment days we have offered trips to The Globe Theatre and the British Library. Additionally, students will have opportunities throughout the year to attend theatre productions and workshops to enhance the curriculum they study in English.

Progression pathways and careers

Being able to read, write and speak English well is an essential component of all aspects of everyday life. The study of English at Hendon School helps to prepare all students for the communicative necessities of life beyond school.

The study of English, as a subject, has a direct connection to career paths that depend on writing, such as, journalism. For other careers, such as law, the study of English is often a valuable stepping stone and is considered a facilitating subject by many universities.

Useful links

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty

http://frog.hendonschool.co.uk/

http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/

Contact

Mr Cameron Dunham, Head of English Faculty, DunhamC@hendonschool.co.uk

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