Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre’s English Department is a vibrant team of specialist teachers committed to making sure that all students, no matter what their ability, reach their maximum potential. In 2016 our GCSE results rose to 69% A*- C for English Language and 68% A*-C for Literature.
In KS3 we deliver a range of term long units that allow students to build their skills in the strands of reading, writing, speaking and listening and spelling, punctuation and grammar. Throughout Years 7 and 8 they will experience a range of different texts, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as having the opportunity to write in a number of different forms including: short stories, poetry, play scripts, speeches, holiday brochures etc.
In Year 9 students begin their studies for GCSE English and Literature with a small group doing stand- alone English studies. We use the WJEC exam board at GCSE and at AS/A2 Level. During Year 9 students will cover the range of skills they will need to move into Y10, sitting the Functional Skills L2 exam at the end of the year.
At the end of Year 11 all students sit their final exams in English and in most cases, Literature. The new GCSEs in English and Literature are assessed entirely on external examinations.
We also offer the popular WJEC GCE A Level Literature course which continues to provide us with strong results.
Should you like to receive any additional information on this subject please contact:
Ms S Kelley, Head of Department