ENGLISH

English At Crown Hills Community College
Year 7 & 8


English Language & Literature


Students will engage with poetry, plays, novels and a variety of non-fiction texts.

Students will write creatively and respond critically to texts.

Speaking & Listening activities will take place throughout the years.

Students will undertake two author studies a year.

Students will complete reading and writing assessments which mirror the questions they will be asked in their AQA examinations in Y11.

Students will sit two exam papers which mirror exactly what they will face in their exams in Y11.

Students will learn through a variety of teaching methods such as: paired work, group work, drama based responses, independent enquiry, becoming an expert and teaching others, using technology as a learning aid and using thinking methods.

Year 9


English Literature GCSE (Year 1)


Students will begin their GCSE English Literature course in preparation for their examination at the end of Y10 if they are ready, Year 11 if they are not.

Students will write creatively and respond critically to texts.

Speaking & Listening activities will take place throughout the year.

Students will study texts which will prepare them for their exam texts.

Students will complete reading and writing assessments which mirror the questions they will be asked in their AQA examinations in Y10/11.

Students will sit two exam papers which mirror exactly what they will face in their exams in Y10/Y11.

Students will learn through a variety of teaching methods such as: paired work, group work, drama based responses, independent enquiry, becoming an expert and teaching others, using technology as a learning aid and using thinking methods.

Year 10 & 11


English Language and English Literature GCSE


Students study the AQA exam board.

They will study for two separate GCSEs.

Each exam is 100% final exam; there is no longer any coursework or controlled assessments.

There is now only one tier of entry. Every student attempts the same exam paper.

Grades will be given from 1-9.

Students will learn through a variety of teaching methods such as: paired work, group work, drama based responses, independent enquiry, becoming an expert and teaching others, using technology as a learning aid and using thinking methods.


English Language


Students must complete one Spoken Language assessment that is recorded but does not contribute to the overall grade.

Paper One is fiction based and lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Students will answer 4 questions in response to a fiction extract.

Students will complete one written response – either a piece of description or a narrative.

Paper Two is non-fiction based and lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Students will answer 4 questions in response to two non-fiction extracts.

Students will complete one written response – either a letter, article, leaflet, essay or speech.


English Literature


Paper One asks students to respond to a Shakespeare play and a pre-20th century novel and lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Paper Two asks students to respond to a modern text, two studied poems and two unseen poems and lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Texts that may be studied include

‘Macbeth’

‘Romeo & Juliet’

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

‘A Christmas Carol’

‘An Inspector Calls’

‘Animal Farm’

‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time’

A Poetry Anthology


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Office Manager Mrs S. Harrison

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