Welcome to English

It is believed that education is one of the most powerful elements that enables us to change our world and achieve our goals. We believe English plays a central role in this as we must be able to read, write and process the information given to us in this form.

At Djanogly we aim to provide a high-quality education in English which teaches pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually as they explore characters within their literature studies and process meaning in both this work and the work specifically delivered through language lessons.

We understand at Djanogly that all the skills we deliver are essential to allow our pupils to participate fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

At Djanogly those with specific needs will be supported in and out of lesson to help develop English skills and boost their confidence in writtena nd verbal communication. These needs may be learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, but also those who attend our academy that need support as a result of English being a second or addiutional language (EAL).

Key Stage 3

In years 7 & 8 pupils are encouraged to develop an appreciation and love of reading, and read increasingly challenging material independently through:

  • reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including in particular whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods, forms and authors
  • choosing and reading books independently for challenge, interest and enjoyment as well as critically evaluate and report on these in class
  • re-reading books encountered earlier to increase familiarity with them and provide a basis for making comparisons.

Pupils will develop their writing to increase their accuracy, fluency and ability to develop written discussion through:

  • writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences
  • plan, draft, edit and proof-read a range of texts and source materials
  • consolidating and building on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary

Key Stage 4

At Key stage 4 pupils continue their studies as part of their compulsary core curriculum and study GCSE level courses in English language and literature in most cases.

Students enhance their written abilities as well as their reading, comprehension and speaking and listening skills to help prepare for examination and complete controlled assessment tasks.

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