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English at Oak Academy English is a key subject in the curriculum for all students

English Teaching Staff

  • Mrs A Bradley: Curriculum Leader
  • Ms L Brunt: Assistant Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning
  • Ms L Weir: KS3 co-ordinator
  • Ms R Jones: Reading Co-ordinator
  • Mrs S Britland
  • Mrs C Stamp
  • Mrs J Boyd Gault
  • Mrs T Freke
  • Mr I Nicholls

In English we learn about communication. We develop our Writing skills to address a range of different audiences in a range of different styles. Through support and guidance, we become analytical readers who are able to extract the purpose of a writer’s work. We learn to deliver speeches, work in teams and listen, sensitively, to others

The English department at Oak academy is a thriving department based around the school library. Students are supported to become resilient in their studies and are offered a varied curriculum. We are not afraid to challenge our students in KS3 to ensure that they are well prepared when they enter KS4 and beyond. Students in KS3 benefit from Accelerated Reader lessons which help to foster a love of reading.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 English 

The Oak Academy Year 7 English curriculum prepares all pupils to express themselves coherently, accurately and concisely in writing and speech.

UNIT 1: GRUESOME AND GOTHIC LITERATURE
UNIT 2:  INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
UNIT 3: INTRODUCTION TO VIEWPOINT WRITING
UNIT 4: STORMCATCHERS
GRAMMAR UNITS: PARTS OF SPEECH, EXPRESSIVE WRITING

Year 8 English

The Oak Academy Year 8 English curriculum builds on the pupils’ knowledge from Year 7 and focuses on further understanding and analysis.

UNIT 1: EXPLORING PLACE IN PROSE
UNIT 2: EXPLORING PLACE IN POETRY
UNIT 3: PRIVATE PEACEFUL
UNIT 4: ROMEO AND JULIET
GRAMMAR UNITS: ANALYTICAL WRITING, PUNCTUATION, SYNTAX

Year 9 English

In Year 9, we continue the study of great literature and challenge pupils to compare different texts by frequently recapping on those previously studied.  

UNIT 1: DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE
UNIT 2: ANIMAL FARM
UNIT 3: EXPLORING POETRY
UNIT 4: DRAMA THROUGH TIME
GRAMMAR UNITS: EXPRESSIVE WRITING, PUNCTUATION, SYNTAX

 KS4 English

Pupils will sit AQA GCSE English Language and AQA  English Literature at the end of year 11.

The GCSE courses provide pupils with access to a broad range of texts from the literary canon, building on their knowledge from Key Stage 3.

English Language

  • Examination Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (50%)
  • Examination Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives (50%)

English Literature

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Poetry of Power and Conflict
  • Macbeth
  • An Inspector Calls

If you would like any further information on our English curriculum, please contact Mrs A Bradley (Curriculum Area Lead for English) [email protected]

GCSE Specifications

Links to the GCSE specifications for English can be found below:

AQA English Language 8700

AQA English Literature 8702