Ercall Wood Academy

Excellence through challenge and initiative

English

Welcome

Being transported out of the classroom and into the worlds of others is, we feel, the most powerful experience we can provide for our children. Through the study of English, we hope to immerse our students in the lives and experiences of others to enable them to appreciate the world which surrounds them and develop their own moral and cultural understanding. At the same time, we will work to embed the necessary skills needed for your child to become effective communicators in both the written word and verbally, providing the tools needed to succeed in life after secondary school. We look forward to welcoming all children into the department to begin their literary journey with us.

 
Staff
 Miss S Morris (Head of Department) Miss  H Evans (Second in Department)
   
Miss    Z Arif Mr    A Di Cesare
Mr    I Breeze Mr    B Singh (Lead Teacher for Pedagogy and Practice)
Miss    A Brodie Mr    B Wright
Year 7

Cinema Trips

Film Club

Harry Potter World

Theatre Trips 

  Year 10

A-Level English Literature

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Media Club

Poetry Live

Theatre Trips

         
Year 8

Cinema Trips

Film Club

Harry Potter World

Theatre Trips

  Year 11

A-Level English Literature

Media Club

Theatre Trips

         
Year 9

Cinema Trips

Film Club

Talk the Talk

Theatre Trips

     

Key Stage 3

 

Key Stage 4

Students are set a weekly homework during years 7, 8 and 9. Bedrock Vocabulary is used to help students develop their tier two vocabulary alongside supplementary curriculum based homeworks.   Students are set a weekly homework in years 10 and 11, alternating between language and literature. Educake is used to support students' independent revision, based on the current topics of study in the classroom. Teachers may also issue supplementary homeworks alongside the use of Educake.
 
 

Below are the texts required for GCSE English Literature course. These are suggested editions only; other editions may be purchased. Copies of the full texts are a requirement for all students, text guides are supplementary for students' independent revision. 

 

A Christmas Carol - The Penguin English Library Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide - A Christmas Carol
ISBN: 9780141389479 ISBN: 9781782943099
   
An Inspector Calls - Heinemann Plays For 14-16+ Grade 9-1 GCSE English Text Guide - An Inspector Calls
ISBN: 9780435232825 ISBN: 9781841461151
   
Grade 9-1 GCSE English Macbeth - The Complete Play Grade 9-1 GCSE English Shakespeare Text Guide - Macbeth
ISBN: 9781841461205 ISBN: 9781841461168
   
New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology - For the Grade 9-1 Course
ISBN: 9781782943617