Mrs C Green (Leader of Learning)
Mrs C McNeill (Leader of Learning – Key Stage 3 English)
Mrs A McKeown (Year 9 ALOL)
Miss L Hanna
Mrs K McClatchey
Miss J McKibbin
Mr P O’Halloran
Key Stage 4
GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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.
GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE
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
A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE
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.