Students will leave Carleton High School with two GCSEs in English. One for English Language and one for English Literature. Over the course of their five years with us, students will study a wide range of texts including novels, extracts, poetry, literary non-fiction and other non-fiction texts, as well as developing their own skills in a range of writing styles.
English at CHS is innovative and engaging with a range of enrichment activities on offer including our Halloween Library Sleepover, Harry Potter Day and Drop Everything and Read. Having a good ability to use and manipulate language correctly is fundamental to being successful in most careers and work places. We try to enhance our students’ basic literacy skills with fortnightly writing workshops where we focus on developing basic skills. At Key Stage 3, students study a range of texts from various cultures to build their language analysis skills. Furthermore, all students are expected to take part in the Accelerated Reader programme. We value reading skills, and students’ ability to comprehend a range of texts. We believe that strong reading skills will set our students up for a successful future after leaving CHS, as well as helping them through the tough examinations that they will face. At Key Stage 4, students build on the skills they have been developing at Key Stage 3, as well as studying the Literature GCSE texts. Students will study Macbeth, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, An Inspector Calls and the Love and Relationships cluster of the poetry anthology. Students are examined in these subjects over four examination papers in the summer of Year 11.