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Curriculum Overviews - English

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

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Year 10Year 11

Aims of English: 

"Our aim is to ensure that all pupils are engaged, enjoy and are successful in English."  (Mrs. S. Turner, Faculty Leader) 

The English Faculty at The Barlow work hard to ensure that all pupils can access the curriculum and achieve success.  We teach and assess pupils' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills throughout both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  Pupils are encouraged to learn independently, in pairs and in groups during English lessons.  Our highly skilled teachers use drama, film, visual aids, discussion and various interesting and engaging texts to ensure that all pupils can achieve. Furthermore, we believe that reading is central to English achievement and therefore Year 7 and 8 are timetabled to use the Learning Resource Centre once a fortnight for a reading lesson. 


Useful Websites: 

BBC Bitesize 

AQA.org.uk/english for examinations being taken from 2017 onwards: 

For specimen papers for the new English Language curriculum, please click here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700/assessment-resources 

For specimen papers for the new English Literature curriculum, please click here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702/assessment-resources



Regular Competitions including Mini Sagas, The Poetry Games, Spine Chillers etc.

Theatre Visits

Book Week activities

Poetry workshops

Poet visits

Didsbury Arts Festival Events


Student Feedback: 

"I enjoy English because the teachers are friendly and want the best for us."

"I enjoy English because we get to do lots of practical and fun lessons!"


 To find out more about the subject and course options please contact admin@thebarlowrchigh.co.uk