English

  • Mr W Fali (Subject Leader English)
  • Ms E Parkes (2nd in Charge for English)
  • Mr S Druker (English and Drama Advanced Skills Teacher)
  • Mr J Young ( Associate Assistant Principal)
  • Mr C Manning ( Assistant Principal, English and Food Tech Teacher)
  • Mrs E Patrick  (English Teacher )
  • Mr C McAuliffe (English Teacher and Head of Year 11)
  • Ms D Alsop ( English Teacher)

 

English at Bonus Pastor:

The Ever Evolving World

The English department inspires originality and encourages students to explores more sophisticated ways of communicating and expressing themselves.  Through the study of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction from across a wide range of sources, students develop reading, writing and communication skills.  The English department thrives to enhance the unique qualities all of our students possess in order to allow all pupils to achieve their full potential in English.  Our department aims to teach pupils to understand that all forms of literature and communication have a place in a modern and historical context.

English 2

English at KS3:

English Lessons are compulsory in Key Stage 3, and pupils receive 8 periods over a two-week timetable.  The English department follows a Curriculum map with is very varied and aims to expose the pupils a range of essential and varied texts. Our Curriculum Map is theme lead, ensuring we offer our pupils the opportunity to study texts that are broad and varied. In Years 7 and 8 English students study novels, authors, short stories, poetry and plays and non-fiction texts including Shakespeare and other pre 20th century writers from the English Literary Heritage. Students are taught to write in a range of styles for different audiences and purposes.  They are stimulated to become self-confident and fluent speakers and good listeners. Our key stage 3 curriculum is designed to form a strong foundation for the GCSE Literature and GCSE Language examinations.

Homework is generally set once a week. The English teachers’ objectives are to focus on a reading and a writing skill.  Teachers will try to ensure that homework forms part of the classwork or in preparation for subsequent English lessons. Homework is very often differentiated according to the ability of the pupils.  We aim to challenge pupils at all levels and abilities. 
 

English at KS4:

All students study English Literature and English Language, and students are normally entered for both GCSE English and GCSE English Literature.  Attainment is high at both GCSE’s and students are set challenging targets and work across yr9 – 11 to prepare them for successful GCSE entry.

For more details on the GCSE Courses please see the GCSE subpage. 

Homework: 

Homework is generally set once a week. The English teachers’ objectives are to focus on a reading and a writing skills.  Teachers will try to ensure that homework forms part of the classwork or in preparation for subsequent English lessons. Homework is very often differentiated, according to the capability of the pupils.  We aim to challenge pupils at all levels and abilities.

 

Resources:

  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • AV equipment and internet access in all classrooms
  • Networking relationships with other schools

 

Enrichment and Extra Curricular Activities: 

The department runs a number of theatre trips throughut the year groups, depending upon the texts that pupils are studying.

We also work closely with the Library and help to organise events such as World Book Day, Book Day Quizes and Reading Challenges and awards.  

The department also runs Year 11 intervention sessions after school each week. 

World Book Day

 

For more information please emai the Head of Department at FaliW@bp.lewisham.sch.uk