Our aim is to provide an innovative and inclusive learning community. We encourage students to think independently, to develop resilience when tackling challenges, and to express themselves with creativity and accuracy.


Ms Helgadottir, Head of Department
Mr Broad, G&T Co-ordinator
Ms Cronshaw, Director of Teaching Schools Programmes
Ms Dawood, in charge of KS3 and Enrichment
Ms Hunt, in charge of Key Stage 5 and Higher Education Co-ordinator
Ms Foulds, Deputy Subject Leader in charge of Key Stage 4
Ms Lacey
Ms Lowe, Enrichment Co-ordinator
Mrs Jaffray, Teaching School Programme Leader & Director of Schools Direct
Ms Kapila, Assistant Headteacher
Ms Leggett
Mr McKeigue, Reading Leader (Accelerated Reader)
Miss Mukherjee
Mr Pavey, Assistant Head Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education

KS3 Year 7

Year 7  Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1 
 Unit   Aspects of Narrative   A Christmas Carol



  Aspects of Poetry


 Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Modern Drama



 Skills Focus  Writing for task, audience and purposeNarrative structure Reading for meaning Language analysisInterpreting writer’s ideas


Structural, language analysis and interpretationWriting for audience and purpose  Reading to deduce and infer Group drama/ role play  Reading for meaningInterpreting writer’s ideas



 Assessment   Writing assessment





Reading Assessment Writing Assessment



Reading assessment and

Speaking and listening

Writing Assessment


Year 8


Year 8 Summer 2   Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1 
 Unit   Shakespeare: Henry IV


 Modern Novel or   Poetry – Rime of the Ancient Mariner   Modern Novel or   Poetry – Rime of the Ancient Mariner   Non- Fiction   Media:Twelve Angry Men


 The Art of Drama – Canterbury Tales


 Skills Focus Reading to deduce and infer.Analysing language


Reading for meaningInterpreting a writer’s ideas. Reading for meaning.Interpreting writer’s ideas. Writing for task, audience and purpose Reading for meaning.Interpreting writer’s ideas. Reading for meaningInterpreting writer’s ideas


 Assessment Reading Assessment Reading Assessment


Reading Assessment


Writing Assessment Speaking &   Listening


Formal examination


Writing Assessment


Year 9

Year 9 Summer 2   Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1 
 Unit  Media “The Others”




 Shakespeare: TragedyRomeo and Juliet


 FictionOliver Twist by Charles Dickens


 Poetry in Context(8th century to present day)


 Non- FictionTravel Unit


Creative Writing 
 Skills Focus Writing for task, audience and purpose  Reading challenging texts Analysing language & inference Reading to deduce and inferAnalysing language andInfluence of context Structural & language analysis. Different interpretations & comparison, influence of context


Reading for meaning.Interpreting writer’s ideas. Writing for task, audience and purpose Writing for task, audience and purpose 
 Assessment Focus Writing Assessment Reading Assessment Reading Assessment Reading Assessment Formal examination


Writing Assessment


Key Stage Four 2014-2016 Provisional Curriculum and Study Programme


Year 10

Term 1(Summer 2014)        Term 2(7.5 weeks –

4/9 – 24/10

Term 36.5 weeks – 20 lessons

3/11 – 19/12

Term 46 weeks

5/1 – 13/2

Term 55 weeks

23/2 – 27/3

Term 613/4 – 22/5
Of Mice and Men/To Kill a Mockingbird (AQA GCSE Literature Modern Texts paper) Grammar unit leading toCreative and Discursive writing assessments

(iGCSE Writing & Reading papers)

Half term Poetry Anthology & creative/directed writing(AQA GCSE Literature Unit 2 paper and iGCSE Writing paper)


Christmas Exams – Poetry Unit 2 

“Points of View”

iGCSE Reading and Writing paper skills)


Half term “Monsters and Men”

(iGCSE Reading and Writing paper skills)


Easter Exams – iGCSE Reading and Writing paper 

An Inspector Calls


(AQA Literature Modern Texts)


Year 11


       Term 1June 1st – 17th July)

(8 weeks)

Term 26 weeks

Sept 1st – Oct 23rd

Term 37 weeks

(2nd Nov – 18th Dec)

Term 46 weeks

(4th Jan – 12th Feb)

Term 55 weeks

(22nd Feb 24th March)

Term 6(11th April – 27th May)
Revising Modern Text novel and poetry – exam practice(AQA Literature Unit 1&2) Summer Holidays MacbethAnd War Poetry

Controlled assessment

+ directed writing practice)

AQA Literature

Half term Macbeth and War PoetryPlus revision for Mock exams


Year 11 Exams

iGCSE Reading and Writing, AQA Literature

Christmas Exam feedback

AQA Literature Revision

Half term Speaking and Listening preparationLanguage paper revision EasterRevision workshops and Speaking and listening Revision and study leave 

(iGCSE exams early May)

Potential Intervention – Core reading paper Potential Intervention – Core reading paper


We offer GCSE English for students who do not achieve a C grade in Year Eleven. Students who achieved B grades in both English Language and Literature GCSE have the option of choosing A Level English Literature or A Level English Language and Literature.

English Language and Literature A Level (A QA Specification B)

AS Topics Assessment
ELLB1 Introduction to Language and Literature: the study of a variety of texts in an Anthology. Examination – 60% of AS
ELLB2 Themes in Language and Literature: the study of a pair of set texts, to result in a piece of creative writing. Coursework 40% of AS
A2 Topics Assessment
ELLB3 Talk in Life and Literature – the study of naturally occurring and crafted speech through a dramatic play and transcripts of real life spoken situations. Examination 60% of A2
ELLB4 Text Transformation– the production of a folder which includes a transformation of two texts from a set list and a commentary. Coursework 40% of A2


AQA English Literature A Level Specification B

AS Topics Assessment
LITB1 Aspects of Narrative

­­Four texts studied: two novels and two poetry texts.

Examination 60% of AS
LITB2 Dramatic Genres: two drama comedies, one of which must be a Shakespeare play. Coursework 40% of AS
A2 Topics Assessment
LITB3 Texts and Genres: a minimum of three texts will be studied, all of which will be from the Gothic tradition. Examination 60% of A2
LITB4 Further and Independent Reading:– using a pre-release anthology of critical material (counting as one text) a minimum of three texts will be studied in readiness for two coursework assignments. One will be a comparative study of an aspect of two texts and will comprise between 1500 and 2000 words. A second will involve the application of critical approach to a literary text and be between 1200 and 1500 words. Coursework 40% of A2



The English department offers a rich and varied enrichment programme to enhance our pupils’ learning and develop their cultural capital. We celebrate both World Book Day and World Poetry Day and get involved in exciting national projects such as BBC School Report and The Poetry Games.   To inspire pupils further we invite authors and theatre companies to provide interactive workshops and performances. We are part of Young Shakespeare Nation, which means year 8 pupils are able to watch Shakespeare plays streamed live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford – complete with a Q&A session with the actors after the performance. We regularly offer trips to the theatre – for example An Inspector Calls and The Crucible – or to cultural destinations such as Strawberry Hill and The Globe.


How to support your child:

The most important thing you can do to support your child is to encourage him or her to read regularly at home. Children tend to start secondary school with a reading age that is, on average, a year younger than their actual age. As they progress to year 11, many children become more reluctant readers, and this gap becomes even wider. At Lampton we promote the Accelerated Reader programme which we believe will help close this literacy gap. Supporting us in this programme by encouraging your child to read frequently will have a positive effect on their reading age, and thus on their ability to perform well in their exams.

For further information, contact: (SL, DSL or KS post holders for particular Key Stages where relevant)

Birna Helgadottir – Head of English

Nasira Dawood – Key Stage 3

Emily Foulds – Key Stage 4

Nicola Hunt – Key Stage 5