Ysgol Abersychan School

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English: Saesneg

The English Department at Abersychan is located on the ground floor in G-Block. All rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and laptops for pupils to use. English is taught by Subject Leader, Ms Bruton and the Second In Department, Mrs S Bradley both of whom are experienced subject specialists along a large team of English specialists: Mr A Ager (Assistant Head), Ms C Hughes (Literacy Co-ordinator), Mrs L Pound, Ms B Rudd and Mrs Ward.

Over the past three years, an average of 53% of all GCSE pupils achieved a Grade A*-C, with many students achieving grades in both English Literature as well as Language.

Also, last year, we achieved our best ever KS3 results in Year 9. At least 87% of our pupils achieved at least a Level 5, with 45% achieving a Level 6 and 12% achieving a Level 7!

Subject Leader:  Ms L. Bruton

(staff3153@abersychan.schoolsedu.org.uk)

Year 7: Different topics studied include:

          Chronicles;

          Super Furry Animals;

          Believe It Or Not!

          Freaky Fiction

          School Under Siege

          Bravery 

Year 8: Different topics studied include:

          Role Models

          Theme Parks

          Spies

          Crime and Punishment

          Holes

          No Place Like Home

Year 9: Different topics studied include:

          On The Edge

          Conflict

          The World of Work

          A Trail of Blood

          Dystopian Worlds

          Poverty

 

Year 10 & 11: GCSE English Language

You will study for three units:

Unit 1: Oracy

Unit 2: External exam (Describe/ Narrate/ Exposition

Unit 3 - External exam (Instruction/ Persuasion/ Argumentation)

 

Years 10 and 11: GCSE English Literature

You will study for three units:

Unit 1: External exam (Prose and Poetry)

Unit 2: External exam (Prose and Drama)

Unit 3: Internal Non-examination Assessment (Shakespeare and Poetry)

           

What homework and assessments will I have to do?

Key Stage 3:

You will be expected to complete one set homework per week. This may take the form of research, completion of tasks started in lessons or skills’-based worksheets.

GCSE:

You will be expected to complete one set homework per week. This may take the form of research, completion of tasks started in class or mock questions. You will be set a mock paper to complete at home at the end of every unit.

All homework will be set via www.showmyhomework.co.uk to help pupils keep track of their work.

There will also be regular revision classes after school to provide you with extra support. A range of revision activities and useful sites will be published regularly via our twitter feed: @abersychanenglish

What visits can I go on?

Key Stage 3:

Pupils will have the opportunity to visit Literary festivals during their studies in Years 7, 8 & 9.

GCSE:

Pupils will have the opportunity to visit the theatre to view performances of plays studied.