English Language and English with Media Education

Head of Dept: Miss C Gordon


Staff in department

Miss C Gordon (HoD), Mrs S Farmer, Mr R Lee, Mr C Little, Mrs J McLaughlin, Mrs M O’Brien


  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 130%External written examination 1 hour 40 minsWriting for Purpose and Audience and Reading to Access Non-Fiction and Media Texts
Unit 220%Controlled AssessmentSpeaking and Listening
Unit 320%Controlled AssessmentStudying Spoken and Written Language
Unit 430%External written examination 1 hour 40 minsPersonal or Creative Writing and Reading Literary and Non- Fiction Texts

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Greek Myths, An Introduction to Poetry, Forms of Writing, An Introduction to Shakespeare.

Year 9
Private Peaceful, Poetry, Romeo and Juliet, Creative Writing.

Year 10
Unique, Noughts and Crosses Poetry, Personal/Functional Writing, The power of Media.