Department Information

English

Members of the Department

Ms F McAuley (Head of Department)
Ms M Boyle
Mr C Crudden
Mrs C Cauley
Ms D Kelly
Ms S McLaughlin
Ms P McNulty
Ms C O'Brien
Mr S McNeill

Aims

Our aim is to provide students with a positive learning experience in a child-centred, mixed ability setting which seeks to nurture the language skills and creativity of the child as well as prepare her for public examinations.

All students study English Language and Literature from Year 8 to GCSE in a totally integrated way and we see it as the right of every child to access literature as well as language and all our students are entered for both examinations. We have over 80 pupils who continue to study AS and A2 English Literature.


Key Stage 3

Our programmes of study at Key Stage 3 follow the Northern Ireland revised curriculum and are organised around broad themes which allow individual teachers a lot of freedom in their choice of text and assignment. These are:

  • Year 8: My World
  • Year 9: Other Worlds
  • Year 10: Relationships

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

GCSE English Language and English Literature
Examining Board: CEA
At KS4 all pupils study GCSE English Language and English Literature
English Language: There are two 90 minute papers. Both papers assess reading and writing skills
English Literature: There are two papers assessing your three literature texts


Key Stage 5 (GCE)

AS/A2 English Literature (CEA)

We follow the CCEA specification in English Literature.