UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH
‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.’ Dr Seuss
Here at Newfield we love reading and we want you to love it too. During your time studying with us you will be introduced to larger-than-life characters, go on adventures to distant lands, solve crimes, travel through time and learn about friendship, life, love and loss – all from the pages of books and in the comfort of your own classroom.
You will learn about how writers use language to affect and influence the reader. You will explore what makes characters act in certain ways. You will learn how to use these techniques in your own writing - you can show off your skills in the weekly Writing Challenge!
You’ll also be improving your life skills. Good literacy skills – being able to read, write and communicate clearly and effectively – are vital if you want to succeed in college and get a good job.
THE KS4 CURRICULUM
What you will study:
We offer a variety of pathways to accreditation in English here at Newfield, from Entry Level Certificate and Functional English to GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
Entry Level Certificate (ELC):
The ELC will help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in English. This course can provide a stepping stone to the GCSE.
Functional English Level 1 / Level 2:
A qualification in Functional English will provide you with the skills and understanding you need to use and apply English in everyday life, from locating information to writing letters for a variety of real-life purposes.
GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
The KS4 curriculum will give you a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your GCSE English exams. We follow the Eduqas syllabus. There are two exams for each GCSE course.
For more information on the exams and to support your child with their studies, please look at the following websites:
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
Functional Skills English
Other useful websites:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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