Updates!

RETURN TO SCHOOL from 8 March 2021 plans have been published. Click here.

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Key workers' and vulnerable children are entitled to attend school during lockdown, but there is no requirement that you do so and you may have alternative childcare arrangements that you can use.  If you intend to send your child to school on any day, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk.

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Following recent Government announcements regarding COVID-19 testing for all students and staff at school, please make sure you have confirmed or declinded consent for your child to be tested.  Click here to find out more and how to confirm your consent

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HAYGROVE SCHOOL

English

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. Through the study of English our students develop the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills that they will need to participate in society and employment. Furthermore, they explore how to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and learn how to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

Looking at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English helps us understand how language works. Armed with this understanding, students can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers.

By encouraging our students to read a wide range of books and texts that reflect the experiences of people from many countries and times, they will develop a sense of cultural identity and become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction and media texts. They gain access to a world of knowledge and hopefully lay the foundation for a life-long love of reading.

At Haygrove School students are set according to ability for Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).

Year 7 Curriculum Map 2020/21   
Year 8 Curriculum Map 2020/21   
Year 9 Curriculum Map 2020/21

Year 10 one year Lit Curriculum Map 2020/21   
Year 10 two year Lang and Lit GCSE Curriculum Map 2020/21

Year 11 one year GCSE Curriculum   
Year 11 two year GCSE Curriculum

KS3 English Lit PLC with Reporting Bands  
KS3 English Lang PLC with Reporting Bands

7 Steps to Success Poster

 


English Intervention 

Where additional support is required, students, particularly in Year 7, recieve additional intervention via small group or one-to-one sessions. 

We run a number of activities aimed at building confidence in English such as the Year 7 Spelling Bee and the Year 8 Debating competition. Our students also enter, and frequently are awarded certificates and prizes, in the local Brunner Prize Creative Writing competition held by Richard Huish Sixth Form College.

Trips to the theatre, both locally and nationally, are organised as part of our whole school Enrichment programme and this year we are planning on taking Year 7 students to visit the Harry Potter Studios in London.

Responsible Readers Initiative

Click here to find out more about what we are doing to encourage a lifelong love of reading amongst out students and access free books.

 

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we must stay where we are"



 
Key Stage 4 Options

English Language and English Literature are compulsory at Key Stage 4.
 
  1. GCSE English Language (AQA)
  2. GCSE English Literature (AQA)

 

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