10 English

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms B. Mahy

In appreciating language and literature in all its forms, the subject of English helps us to consider our place in the world. The Year 10 programme is designed to engage students in a year of exploring ideas and thinking through the study of rich literature texts. A particular aim is to build literacy competency by focusing on reading, exploring language, and developing effective writing skills. Students are assessed on their ability to understand ideas in texts, and to express ideas with accuracy in writing, speaking and visual presentations. 

Content includes:

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Oral Presentations (Speeches)
  • Novel
  • Shakespeare
  • Short Story
  • Formal Writing
  • Film
  • Essay Writing
  • Close Reading skills
  • Visual Language

Course Overview

Term 1
Reading Programme
Short text study - short stories and poetry
Oral/ visual task based on wide reading
Language and grammar skills

Term 2
Formal Writing
Novel Study
Literature response
Oral/ visual task

Term 3
Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
Oral presentation
Creative Writing

Term 4
Close Reading skills
Film study
Wide Reading


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.