English

Curriculum Aim

In English we want students to…

  • Have an innate awareness of the ‘writer at work’ and how the writer has consciously constructed a text in order to create meaning.
  • Apply their knowledge of the ‘writer at work’ to enable them to develop as resilient and successful writers (who are able to communicate accurately, fluently and effectively for a wide range of purposes).
  • Be equipped with what we consider to be ‘essential knowledge’ in English:
    1. A wide ranging vocabulary;
    2. The rules of spelling, grammar and punctuation;
    3. A wide range of literary terms and conventions.
  • Develop an understanding of the world around them and how they are connected to it through their exposure to a wide range of varied and challenging literature (including seminal world literature, classical and contemporary literature, fiction, non-fiction and literary non-fiction, prose, poetry and drama). We want students to appreciate and enjoy their reading experiences whilst also developing culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

Faculty Staff

Miss A Bell – Student Progress Leader abe@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk

Miss L McCoy – Assistant Student Progress Leader

Miss  S White – Assistant Student Progress Leader

Mr S Collins

Miss R Green

Mrs L Lynch-Sandhu

Mr S Greatorex

Mrs S Reynolds

Miss H McGeough

Mr A Crawshaw

Learning Journey

English Learning Journey