At Castle View the English Faculty is a vibrant and active one.
Our focus is on the individual and on providing an interesting and stimulating environment for our students.
We offer students a wealth of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom with competitions, visits from external speakers, educational trips and examination support. Here is a taste of the range of opportunities that are on offer:
- poetry competitions
- public speaking workshops
- national public speaking competitions
- theatre trips
- visiting speakers
- study trips
- Alumni Mentors
- Intervention support for KS3 and KS4
The qualification receives a separate grade for English Language and Literature. The English Language GCSE is assessed through two external one hour and forty five minute examinations and one internally assessed unit (Spoken Endorsement) .
The English Literature GCSE is assessed through two external examinations, one hour and forty five minutes and a two hour and fifteen minutes examination.
Through our interleaving curriculum both independence and thinking skills are encouraged in all year groups.
Year 7 – In Year 7 our students study a range of prose, poetry and plays including The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time, Journey’s End and Macbeth.
Year 8- In Year 8 skills are further developed through studying Warhorse, Much Ado About Nothing and DNA
Year 9-In Year 9 our students study Of Mice of Men, Cultural Poetry and Language Skills
Year 10- Study for the AQA GCSE Language and Literature- Texts studied are:
Romeo and Juliet
An Inspector Calls
Power and Conflict Cluster
Paper One Language
Paper Two Language
Year 11- Revision of all material from Year Ten.