|Curriculum Intent Statement|
In the English Department, we have redesigned our curriculum in response to the specific needs of our students. When designing the curriculum, we had the intention of honouring two types of ‘need’: firstly, the need for academic success and progress at KS4 and KS5 with relation to exams and outcomes for all students; secondly, and we believe, crucially, the need to consider their power in society and how our subject can help to them to best realise it.
We created a thematic approach to English at KS3 and into Year 9, which interleaves skills and content throughout a series of ‘Big Ideas’. These themes centre around:
These themes are revisited in the Literature texts at GCSE, therefore requiring a strong foundation in KS3.
|Learning Journey Key Stage 3 to 5|
|Below you will find an overview of the English Learning Journey that RBA students will experience from key stage 3 to key stage 5.|