English

 MG 0089a

Staff Contact Details

Miss L Evans (Head of Faculty)
levans@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mr M Burch (Assistant Head of Faculty)
mburch@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Miss A Shadrache (Assistant Head of Faculty)
ashadrache@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Ms J Rockall (Headteacher)
jrockall@herschel.slough.sch.uk 

Mrs J Jandu
jja@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mr T Melhuish
tme@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Mrs G Watson
gwatson@herschel.slough.sch.uk

Miss G Young
gyo@herschel.slough.sch.uk

 

Department Overview

English is an important subject at Herschel and is taught by enthusiastic teachers who encourage students to think creatively. We offer a range of extracurricular activities, such as the Gobbledegook club and participate in competitions such as the spelling bee and the annual Youth Speaks competition. Within school, events such as the Readathon are held and National Poetry Day is celebrated which encourages pupils to engage in English related activities.

In Key Stage 3, students study a range of different texts and are assessed through challenging speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks. This prepares students for the demands of GCSE English and English Literature, where the overall grade is determined by regular controlled assessments and three exams, spread throughout the two years. A-Level English Literature is an exciting course, covering novels, poetry and plays from different time periods and cultures. Media studies, an increasingly relevant subject, is also offered as a GCSE and can be taken as an A-Level.

Useful Links

KS3 Bitesize: English
GCSE Bitesize: English and English Literature
Hardspell Game

GCSE English, English Literature and Media Studies

A-Level English, English Literature and Media Studies

Sparknotes - No Fear Shakespeare

www.universalteacher.org.uk - Andrew Moore's teaching resource site

Guardian Quick Crosswords

 

Enrichment Strategies

Name Date  
Enrichment strategies for Year 7 into Year 8 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for Year 8 into Year 9 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for English Language Year 12 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for English Literature Year 12 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for English Language Year 13 28th January 2015 Download >
Enrichment strategies for English Literature Year 13 28th January 2015 Download >
 
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