Introduction to English at Plashet School

The study of English Language and Literature at Plashet is stimulating, challenging and varied. This environment, fostered by the commitment of Plashet’s English teachers, has enabled outstanding examination success, with results in 2014 reaching 80% A*to C in English Language and 91% A*to C in English Literature.

Assessment for Learning is central to the English curriculum at Plashet; students have their progress checked regularly, through informal and more substantial, formal assessments.  The young women and teachers at Plashet thrive from a mixed attainment learning environment, with wholly personalised learning at the core of every learning experience.  Our English teachers will work to maximise the attainment of every student they teach. In turn, you can support your daughter by encouraging their wider reading; checking and ensuring their effort in homework tasks and through reinforcing the importance of ongoing revision for their exams in Year 11.

Curriculum Content

KS3

In KS3, your daughter can expect to study a wide range of literary texts including: contemporary and classic novels, poetry, Shakespeare’s works and Literary Non-fiction. They will also study English Language, including how to communicate their ideas through a range of creative writing and the speaking and listening skills which are fundamental to their life as an adult.

KS4

In KS4, your daughter will be studying the AQA Examination board’s syllabus. In English Literature, this involves the study of contemporary and pre-1914 poetry; classic novels and a Shakespeare play. In English Language, students develop a range of skills in creative writing; reading comprehension; analysis of texts and in listening receptively and speaking confidently.

Contact Information

Please contact the school on info@plashet.newham.sch.uk for further information.

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