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Aims and our philosophy:

In English, we aim to ensure that Hendon students achieve to the very fullest of their potential whilst imparting to them a genuine passion for reading and the study of literature. In addition, we create exciting, extra-curricular opportunities where students can become involved in a range of creative activities.

 

KS3 Curriculum:

Terms:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn 1

Autumn 2



Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2

-  Autobiography and ‘Boy’

- Introduction to Poetry

 
- The Iron Giant

 

- Two Weeks with the Queen

- Language Unit

 
- The Chocolate Project

- History of the English Language

- Poetry from Other Cultures

 - Frankenstein (Play Script)

 
- Novel

- Non-Fiction Analysis

 
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Varieties of Writing.


-  Writing Well

 
-  Science Fiction

 

-  Of Mice and Men (GCSE)

 
-  Of Mice and Men (GCSE)

 
- English Today (GCSE)

Over the course of our three year key stage 3 course,

 

We aspire to impart a love of reading and enjoyment of English from the beginning of Year 7. Our texts are carefully selected to provide challenging, relevant and enjoyable learning opportunities throughout the Key Stage. Students will commence their GCSE course half way through Year 9.

KS4 Curriculum:

Syllabus:

Exam:

Controlled assessment:

Edexcel

   

Single English

English Language

English Literature

40%

40%

75%

60%

60%

25%

Terms:

Year 10

Single English                 Double English

Year 11

Single  English                             Double English

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

   Summer 1

 

Summer 2

English Today

 

English Today

 

Of Mice and men

 

Romeo & Juliet

 

Transactional Writing

 
English Today

English Today

 

English Today

 

Spoken Word

 

Spoken Word

 

Animal Farm

 

Animal Farm

English Today

 

Of Mice and Men Revision

 
Romeo and Juliet Revision

Poetry

 

Creative Writing

 

Exam Preparation

Poetry

 

Poetry

 

Romeo & Juliet

 
A View from the Bridge


Exam Preparation

Students study the GCSE Edexcel specification.

We feel that this, coupled with our tailored delivery, affords all students the chance to achieve to the maximum of their potential. All students study ‘Of Mice and Men’ and the ‘English Today’ unit. From this point, students will follow either the double English, or single English, course.

KS5 curriculum:

Syllabus:

Exam:

Coursework:

Edexcel English Literature AS/A2.

Unit 1: Exploration in Prose and Poetry.

Unit 3: Interpretations in Prose and Poetry.

Unit 2: Exploration in Drama.

Unit 4: Reflections in Literary studies.

Terms:

Teacher 1                Year 12       Teacher 2

Teacher 1                        Year 13             Teacher 2

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer2

Prose

 

Prose

 

Poetry

 

Poetry

 

Unseen Prose

 

Study Leave

Drama Coursework

Drama Coursework

 
Drama Coursework

 
Unseen Poetry

 
Drama Coursework

 

Study Leave

War theme: Prose

 

War theme: Prose

 

War theme: Poetry

 

War theme: Poetry

 

Unseen Poetry

 

Study Leave

Reflections in Literary Study

Reflections in Literary Study

 
Reflections in Literary Study

 
Unseen Prose

 

Unseen Prose

 

Study Leave

In the A Level course, Students study a variety of heritage and contemporary English Literature texts. They will develop their critical skills and will learn to appreciate the contextual aspects of their studied texts. Where possible, their studies will be accompanied by extra-curricular trips, such as to the theatre.

English outside the Classroom:

Jenifer Cameron, our Cross/Extra curricular Co-ordinator, ensures that there are a range of exciting, English-related activities for students to get involved in. This has included frequent trips to the cinema and theatre, as well as the School’s consistently successful participation in a London-wide, poetry slam. Watch this space for developments!

Members of the English department:

Cameron Dunham – Head of Faculty – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexia Killgren – 2nd in-charge of Faculty – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Cameron – Head of cross/extra Curricular activities – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dawn Hollingworth – Intervention Co-ordinator – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Heath – English teacher/director of 6th Form – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malgosia Wachowska – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna Beames – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrea Panteli – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Swarbani Das – English Teacher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roxanne Lashley – English Teacher/Head of year 9 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For further information, including trip enquiries for current students, please email Head of Faculty

Reading Lists: Available on request

           
Tuesday the 28th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk