St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding

English

English is vital for communicating with other people, in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning. Whilst studying English, the students will develop skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing that will enable them to participate in society and employment. The students will learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.
The Key Stage 4 Curriculum is based on the AQA GCSE English Language 8700 Specification and the AQA GCSE English Literature 8702 Specification.
The English Faculty encourages student participation in a range of extra-curricular activities. Students shadow the Carnegie Medal and other reading awards. Participation in Rotary Youth Speaks and the English Speaking Union has been encouraged and the students have performed commendably. When appropriate, theatre trips are arranged.

Year 7 Curriculum

Autumn Term

  • My Father is a Polar Bear by Michael Morpurgo
  • Novel Study: Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Spring Term

  • Creative Writing: Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Poetry Please

Summer Term

  • Shocking Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre
  • Examinations
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn Term

  • Narrative Writing Unit
  • Class Novel: Holes and Skellig

Spring Term

  • Play: Frankenstein 
  • Examinations

Summer Term

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Poetry: Love, Loss and Longing

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn Term

  • Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives: Political Speeches
  • Explorations in Creative Writing 

Spring Term

  • Poetry
  • Examinations

Summer Term 

  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • Sherlock Holmes

Year 10 Curriculum

Autumn Term

  • English Language Paper 1: Explorations In Creative Writing
  • English Literature Paper 1: 19th Century Novel

Spring Term

  • English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Perspectives
  • English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts - An Inspector Calls

Summer Term

  • Year 10 Examinations
  • English Language Paper 1
  • English Literature Paper 2: Section A -  An Inspector Calls
  • English Literature Paper 2: Poetry Section B and C

Year 11 Curriculum

Autumn Term

  • English Literature Paper 2: Poetry Section B and C
  • English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Perspectives
  • Year 11 Mock Examinations
  • English Language Paper 2: Writers’ Perspectives
  • English Literature Paper 1: Section A – Shakespeare ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’

Spring Term

  • English Literature Paper 1: Section A - Shakespeare ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’
  • English Literature Paper 1: Section A – Shakespeare and Section B Victorian Novel Mock Examination
  • English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Revision
  • English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Examination

Summer Term

  • English Language Revision

Documents to Download

Names and contact details of staff:

Mr D Bailey (Head of Faculty of English): dbailey@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Ms T Eddy  (Second in English):  teddy@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss A Brading (Teacher of English): abrading@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Mr M Chancellor (Deputy Head and Teacher of English): mchancellor@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss L Kahwati (Teacher of English): lkahwati@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss E Mansfield (Teacher of English): emansfield@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss C McKenna (Teacher of English): cmckenna@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Ms A Rawle (Teacher of English and Professional Tutor): arawle@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk