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English

English Team
Mr L Gardner  Associate Assistant Headteacher - Director of English
Mrs K Baker  Teacher of English and Key Stage 4 Co-Ordinator
Miss J Brookes Teacher of English
Mr H Halsall Teacher of English
Mr L Matthews Teacher of English
Mr J Moffatt Teacher of English
Miss Z Morris Teacher of English 

Ms E Pearson

Teacher of English 

Mrs S Shaw  Teacher of English 
Mr N Smith  Teacher of English 
Our Curriculum Intent

The aim of the English curriculum at Fulston Manor is to engage our students in the study of English Language and Literature, helping to foster and develop their interest in all aspects of the written and spoken word. Through the course of their time at Fulston Manor students will encounter texts from a range of authors, time periods and cultural contexts, allowing them to broaden their understanding of the world around them. It is our passionate belief that students will benefit hugely from developing their reading, writing and speaking skills and we hope to cultivate in students a passion for the study of English.

What Will Students Learn In Each Year?

The tables below give a detailed breakdown of what is taught in the curriculum for each year.

Key Stage 3

What will my child learn in Year 7?
Term 1

Narrative writing skills

Term 2

A Christmas Carol - Novel 

Term 3

Animal and nature poetry

Term 4

Writing for purpose

Term 5

Speaking and Listening

Term 6

An introduction to Shakespeare 

What will my child learn in Year 8?
Term 1

Dystopian fiction – creative writing

Term 2

Culture poetry

Term 3

19th Century Adventure and Mystery

Term 4

Writing for purpose

Term 5

Speaking and Listening

Term 6

Darkside / The Girl of Ink and Stars 

What will my child learn in Year 9?
Term 1

Of Mice and Men - Novel

Term 2

Gothic Literature

Term 3

Travel writing 

Term 4

Character and conflict poetry

Term 5

Speaking and Listening

Term 6

Romeo and Juliet - Play

 

Key Stage 4

What will my child learn in Year 10?
Term 1

English Literature 

Power and Conflict Poetry (Part 1)

Term 2

Fiction Texts and Creative Writing

(Language Paper 1)

Term 3

English Literature

An Inspector Calls

Term 4

English Literature

Power and Conflict Poetry (Part 2)

Term 5

Macbeth

Term 6

Non-fiction Reading and Writing

(Language Paper 2)

What will my child learn in Year 11? 
Term 1

Literature Paper 1

19th Century Text

A Christmas Carol

First reading

Homework booklet with tasks to complete, to be used as revision booklet.
Term 2

Language Paper 1

Creative reading and writing

Paper practice – reading comprehension/analysis/writing and timing.

Homework: creative tasks based on Lit texts
Term 3

Language Paper 2

Viewpoints and perspectives

Paper practice – reading/comprehension/analysis/writing and timing

Homework: perspective tasks based on Lit texts
Term 4

Weekly Revision focus for each of Literature texts

Macbeth

An Inspector Calls

A Christmas Carol

Power and Conflict Poetry
Term 5

Exam Preparation and Practise

Homework T4 and T5: booklet of exam questions.

 

Key Stage 5

What will my child learn in Year 12?
Term 1
  • The Great Gatsby (novel)
  • The poetry of Christina Rossetti
Term 2
  • The Great Gatsby (novel)
  • The poetry of Christina Rossetti
Term 3
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (play)
  • Hamlet (play)
Term 4
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (play)
  • Hamlet (play)
Term 5
  • Unseen American literature
  • Hamlet (play)
Term 6
  • Introduction to coursework texts (e.g. Vernon God Little, Atonement, Thomas Hardy poetry, Kae Tempest poetry)
  • Revision and PPE preparation
What will my child learn in Year 13?
Term 1
  • Study of coursework texts (e.g. Vernon God Little, Kae Tempest poetry)

Term 2
  • Study of coursework texts (e.g. Vernon God Little, Kae Tempest poetry)
  • Unseen American Literature
  • Revision and PPE preparation
Term 3
  • The Duchess of Malfi (play)
  • Native Son (novel)
Term 4
  • The Duchess of Malfi (play)
  • Native Son (novel)
Term 5
  • Revision and examination preparation
  • Revision and examination preparation
Term 6
  • Revision and examination preparation
  • Revision and examination preparation

 

Accommodation and Resources

We have eight dedicated English teaching classrooms with access to laptop computers and other great resources. We also have a well-stocked Library which is open to students before and after-school, breaktime and lunchtime. Some English lessons also take place in our Library. 

Extra Curricular Activities
  • Radio Club - to inspire the next generation of broadcasters! 
  • School Newspaper - our budding reporters can get together and report on the FMS News.
  • Theatre trips - plays, dramas and musicals. All help to enrich the social and academic experience of our students at FMS.