We aim to develop enthusiastic readers, writers and communicators. Our teaching aims to promote creativity, confidence and a love for our language.
We are an incredibly successful department, boasting outstanding results.
We offer 10 specialised classrooms with beautiful displays. Each has a ceiling mounted projector, an interactive whiteboard and considerable storage space. We have two bookable laptop trolleys, ample class readers and an integral, large office for English teachers. Our students are encouraged to use the Learning Resource Centre and classes occasionally use the amphitheatre and Auditorium.
At Key Stage Three, students complete regular, standard assessments but each teacher is encouraged to use a variety of approaches and texts. There is a strong emphasis on the enjoyment of Literature and all classes have a weekly private reading session.
At Key Stage Four, all students follow the WJEC syllabi for English and Literature. Media Studies is offered as an Option subject and is delivered by English teachers.
At Key Stage Three, students have an A4 pink exercise book in which to build upon their skills linked to reading, writing and spoken language. At the front of the book, there is a sheet outlining the common assessments to be taken and the accompanying homework. Students are expected to respond to teacher feedback – their improvements will always be made using a green pen.
At Key Stage Four, students follow the WJEC/ Eduqas specifications and they will use a mixture of books and folders to improve their skills. Homework is outlined in advance. Again, students are expected to respond to teacher feedback using a green pen.
Curriculum and assessment Information is given below:
We aim to enthuse our students about our subject and so regular competitions, workshops and theatre visits are organised. Judgemeadow is also designated the “Hub” school for English within the City of Leicester – we host meetings and events designed to raise achievement within English.
There are lots of opportunities available for extra help within English.
Students please ask your teacher for help.
Pictured aside is Mrs Qamar working with her Year 11 group after school.
Independent learning is essential to success within English. Students are expected to read widely and often and reading lists are available to provide extra ideas and challenge.
Year 8 have an Independent Learning booklet to work from – they are expected to choose tasks linked to their own learning preferences. Peers and family provide an essential role in giving feedback to our Year 8 students.
In addition, English staff set homework on a regular basis. A variety of homework tasks will be set ranging from research tasks through to extended pieces of writing.