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"The teaching in English is consistently strong."
“The great majority of students achieve exceptionally well at Claremont. The proportion who attain five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, is consistently above the national average."
“The value of reading is strongly promoted across the school as well as in English lessons, enabling most students to be fluent and accurate readers. The strong focus on the development of speaking and listening skills through discussions and debates across the curriculum enables students to become articulate and confident communicators.”
In order to ensure our pupils have the cultural capital required for the new GCSEs we have introduced a 19th century reading programme at GCSE which focuses on pupils securing their knowledge of 19th century literature as in the exam they will be faced with an unseen extract.
Please use the link below to access the series of extracts we have prepared for your child to read. Teachers will be setting their class homework around this.
We are a highly successful department who have been recognized for our commitment and engagement of our pupils by Ofsted in 2015. We aim to stimulate and maintain lasting student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in English. We strive to create an atmosphere where students enjoy learning, so that they come to English lessons as active participants.
The English department wants to enable students to reach their full potential by empowering them with the language skills necessary for the situations they will meet at school and in the wider world. We value hard work and commitment and success for all of our learners whatever their starting points.
Key Stage 3
The Key Stage 3 syllabus teaches the skills students need in preparation for further study at Key Stage 4 and beyond in post 16 study, work and university. Their curriculum has been especially designed to complement and build on the necessary skills for the new GCSEs and it is both robust and inclusive. For more details about the course please click here.
Key Stage 4
Please click here for a more detailed overview at GCSE.
Key Stage 5
The Faculty has a very strong team delivering post 16 English. Here the key areas of expertise of teaching staff come in to play and there is ample opportunity for all students to be taught by staff with expertise and passion in areas such as Shakespeare, modern British Drama and poetry.
'The passion of teachers their subject is clearly present in the quality of teaching and in the engagement of all students'(internal Leadership Team Review) .
Please click here is see more details about Key Stage Five.