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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 

We follow the AQA GCSE qualification in English Literature and English Language.

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

Spoken Endorsement 

Year 11- Revision of all material from Year Ten.