"Students make outstanding progress in communication and literacy" Ofsted November2010

Alt Bridge S.S.C. English Department

The English Department at Alt Bridge is committed to ensuring that all our students reach their potential in a caring and sympathetic classroom environment.

Students are offered courses and schemes of work which are designed to challenge them whilst meeting their individual needs. Courses are carefully planned and taught and full use is made of resources, especially our Learning Support Assistants who are invaluable.

Year 7

Narrative nonfiction: Me, Myself and I (Autobiography)
Narrative Fiction: Mr Gum by Andy Stanton

Spring Introduction to Shakespeare: Macbeth
Introduction to poetry
Summer Modern drama: The Granny Project Anne Fine
Print Media


Year 8

Narrative Non-fiction: Biography
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Narrative Poetry: Ballads
Drama: The Demon Headmaster Gillian Cross and Adrian Flynn


Narrative fiction: Room 13 by Robert Swindells
Creative Writing


Year 9
Autumn Narrative Non-Fiction: Travel Writing
Narrative Fiction 19th Century novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Spring Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Narrative Fiction 19th CenturyTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Summer Poetry of Conflict: WW1
Media; Print and Digital Platforms


KS4 Year 10
Autumn Narrative Fiction 19th C novel
Narrative fiction 20th C Novel
Spring Shakespeare
Digital Media
Summer Exam Preparation
Love Poetry:Literary Heritage


Year 11
Autumn Narrative Fiction 21st C Novel
Modern Drama
Spring Print Media
Poetry and Prose from other cultures
Summer Exam Preparation





What we can offer students

Entry Level Units
Alt Bridge Literacy Exam
Functional Skills
Regular Assessment
for Learning and Progress
Regular Target Setting in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening @ K.S.3 and 4
Dockside Reading Scheme


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