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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

English Directorate

Directorate Staff
Mrs V. Grogan (Head of Directorate)
Miss J. Brougham
Mrs R. Kenny
Ms J. Booth

English

Curriculum Intent

 “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” 
— Katherine Patterson

The English directorate’s mission is to promote a passion for English within all students at The De La Salle Academy. The love of the subject is nurtured and will build on the vital foundations that students have already laid at Key Stages 1 and 2. The English department want all students to feel empowered by what they study, developing creativity for both the written and spoken word. The English team are dedicated to celebrating the Literary Heritage of both the United Kingdom and of distant shores.  Our students are immersed in a broad curriculum that allows them to research and theorise about the relationship between a writer’s context and their writing style. Students will develop the skills of empathy and enquiry for current literature as well as a thirst to know more about a world that has gone before them.

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Examination Information 

English Language
Contact: Mrs V. Grogan
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE English Language
Exam Board: AQA
Specification Code: 8700
Board Website: AQA English Language

 

English Literature
Contact: Mrs V. Grogan
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE English Literature
Exam Board: AQA
Specification Code: 8702
Board Website: AQA English Literature

Useful Links 

GCSE Bitesize English Language:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zr9d7ty

GCSE Bitesize English Literature:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zckw2hv