English & Media

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Curriculum Intent

The intent of our English curriculum is to provide a challenging and ambitious journey of learning experiences for our students. We use a spiral curriculum in which skills and knowledge are established, embedded and added to as our students apply their understanding to new situations and texts. Our aim is to provide a sound basis in the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening that underpin the study of English Language and Literature. We want our students to be able to apply skills of written and spoken communication to new experiences, texts and contexts as well as fostering a love for stories, literature and creativity. At KS5 in Media, we want our students to gain the critical skills that inform the analysis of printed and moving image and its place within social and historical context. Our approach is structurally underpinned by our whole school curriculum, CHRIST values, reference to the KS3 and KS4 English National Curriculum and the objectives that inform A Level study. Our goal is provide a challenging, thought-provoking curriculum for all learners regardless of prior attainment or ability. We want our students to leave school with confidence in their ability to communicate and to understand opinions and perspectives. Excellence in English would mean that each student leaves us with a sound grasp of these skills that they can take forward with them either into further study or employment.