At Childwall Abbey School our aim is to develop pupils’ confidence and ability as readers, writers, and speakers and listeners. These skills are taught in an integrated fashion, any one area providing links to, and opportunities for, the development of competence and confidence in the other two.
A range of fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as audio-visual and ICT resources is used to stimulate both interest and progress in understanding and using language.
Assessment and Qualification
English is taught in Years 7-9, following the programmes of study of English in the National Curriculum. In year 9 pupils will begin preparing for the Entry Level certificate, Functional Skills 1 and 2 Certificate or GCSE. At years 10 and 11 we aim to enter all students for a qualification appropriate to their ability in the subject.
Key Stage 3
Pupils will study a range of authors, including those from other cultures and traditions as well as a variety of poets and non-fiction and media texts.
Key Stage 4
Authors studied cover a wide range, but include Shakespeare and John Steinbeck, as well as writers from other cultures and traditions and a variety of poets including Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, and non-fiction and media texts.