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Mrs C Green (Leader of Learning)
Mrs C McNeill (Leader of Learning – Key Stage 3 English)
Mrs A McKeown (Year 10 LOL)
Miss J McKibbin
Mr P O’Halloran
Ms C Ryder
Miss G Campbell
Mr A Black
Miss J Berry
Mr R Morrow

Key Stage 4


This is a two year course which builds on the broad objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and addresses the Essential Skills requirements.  Over the two years pupils will study:

Unit 1:  Personal Writing and Reading Multi-Modal Texts (external examination)
Unit 2:  Functional Writing and Reading Non-Fiction (external examination)
Unit 3:  Speaking and Listening
Unit 4:  Studying Spoken and Written Language and Writing Creatively (controlled assessments)

In Year 11 pupils will study towards the Unit 1 examination: Personal Writing and Reading Multi-Modal Texts.  Pupils will also complete Unit 4 Task 3: Writing creatively controlled assessment and Unit 4 Task 2: Studying Written Language controlled assessment.

In Year 12 pupils will study towards the Unit 2 examination: Functional Writing and Reading Non-Fiction and will complete Unit 4 Task 1: Studying Spoken Language controlled assessment.

Unit 3: Speaking and Listening will be continually assessed throughout the two years.


This is a two-year course which builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the statutory requirements for Language and Literacy.  Over the two years pupils will study:

Unit 1:  The Study of Prose (external examination)
Unit 2:  the Study of Drama and Poetry (external examination)
Unit 3:  The Study of Linked Texts (controlled assessment)

Texts studied include:  Of Mice and Men, Blood Brothers, Macbeth, Animal Farm, The Merchant of Venice

Key Stage 5


In Year 14 pupils study:

A2:1 Section A: The Study of Poetry 1300-1800.  (external examination)Text studied – The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
A2:1 Section B:  The Study of Drama – Tragedy.  (external examination) King Lear by William Shakespeare and The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney
A2:2 The Study of Prose – theme based:  The Outsider (external examination)
Section A:  The Butcher Boy by Paddy Clarke
Section B:  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

There will be revised specifications for first teaching in September 2017.

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