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English at Lyndon

Subject Team Leader: Mrs T Knifton

KS3 Assistant Subject Team Leader: Miss L Pagett

KS4 Lead Practitioner: Mrs. L Rose

Key information about subject:

Following the AQA examination specification, Key Stage 4 students will study a range of texts, catered to students’ needs that will inspire and motivate whilst providing appropriate stretch and challenge.

Using the KS4 AQA examination Assessment Objectives, students in KS3 will study a variety of texts that will cover prose, poetry, theatre and creative writing.

Curriculum Statement of Intent

The Lyndon School English curriculum is designed to:

  • Inspire and enthuse young people about English Language and English Literature
  • Treat all students as an individual – personalise learning and create challenging opportunities for all
  • Develop, promote and utilise engaging activities to foster a love of learning

All students will leave Lyndon having experienced and enjoyed facets of literature from a broad spectrum of prose, poetry, plays and non-fiction, recognising its power in todays’ society. Texts studied will enable students to explore and examine culture and develop a deeper understanding of the world. All students will leave richer in literacy and have gained an appreciation and understanding of its ability to improve lives.

Our students will be equipped for life after Lyndon with a thorough understanding of reading, writing, speaking and listening; they will garner crucial literacy skills laying the foundation for further study and/or employment.

Curriculum Mapping

Things we do in English

Please find below the link to both Language and Literature.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse


Potential future career pathways in subject area

The sky is the limit with an English degree! Here are just a few of the career options open to you with an English degree:

Editorial assistant, magazine and newspaper journalist, proof-reader, web content manager, writer, public relations officer, film director, academic librarian, records manager and, of course, a primary or secondary teacher.

English graduates develop a wide range of skills that are valuable to graduate employers including: how to argue a point, how to think independently, to summarise, to write and speak well, to write reports, to present information effectively and to work as part of a team.

In addition to this, those who study English at university are also likely to develop many of the skills required for careers in law and the legal sector, although a graduate-level degree will be needed for many legal roles – including becoming a barrister or solicitor.