Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@ElkieTuesday Excellent pleased to hear it 👍 well deserved!4 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @DaveLoweMusic: Many congratulations to these two awesome young people from @ValeYorkAcademy - they come to @manorceacademy to study GCS…4 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGreat session today learning Parkour at @Barlby_High with @ParkourUK Mr Rampling is now skilled up to show rest of the department & lots of students will be soon having a half term of Parkour this year!! A really difficult and conditioned sport that we are keen to teach at Vale! https://t.co/HZT3cTYDQV7 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyAnd as a little treat to say well done tomorrow break time 👍 Halloween doughnuts from Mr Rampling https://t.co/UDMn73ULjC2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyHere are the year 7 lads - excited they won or what!! This is passion to win and they were very proud of each other!! Great night for Voy PE! 👍 https://t.co/uJtOJAmZ962 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy4-1 win for our year 7 football team this evening! The students played so well against Huntington! What a 8 weeks - settling in to a new school seems so long ago!! Well done fellas - very proud! https://t.co/o3H4kVVniQ2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@Victoriakowalc7 @valeofyorkcomco Fully deserved 😁 they were awesome tonight!! Very proud of the lads 👍2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @Victoriakowalc7: A brilliant football match to watch. Huge credit to the full yr7 team you guys are awesome & fantastic role models rep…2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe've added the Year 8 Batman piece as an audio file to the website - enjoy! (Scroll to the bottom of the Key Stage 3 section to find it.) https://t.co/Xz9CBPYLZT2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe've added the Year 8 Batman piece as an audio file to the website - enjoy! (Scroll to the bottom of the Key Stage 3 section to find it.) https://t.co/Xz9CBPYLZT https://t.co/jCOkOmCiqv2 days ago
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
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Poppleton Ousebank Primary
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Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

English

Curriculum aim

Students follow a five-year plan being introduced to literature from our literary heritage, (Shakespeare, Dickens, Shelley); developing creative and discursive writing techniques; and studying non-fiction from across the centuries from Year 7 onwards. Drama and Spoken Language are also major elements of the English curriculum.

Key Stage 3 curriculum overview

At Vale of York we are aiming to not only build the foundations of the GCSE with a skills focus, we are also striving to create a clear and fundamental love for English and the lessons we can learn from it. Be this morality from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice or holding on to the memories of those who gave their lives for us in the great wars through WW1 poetry, we are aiming to nurture creativity with plenty of opportunities for writing various forms, including short stories and poetry.

It is important for us that English challenges the way we interact with the world and the KS3 curriculum is designed to develop our young people to think for themselves so that when they are answering questions for the all-important exams, they are answering them as individuals and not as a collective.

 

GCSE English Language and Literature

Both GCSE courses are 100% examination. AQA GCSE English Language comprises of two examinations:

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives covering reading of both fiction and non-fiction texts across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and discursive and creative writing.

AQA GCSE English Literature also comprises of two examinations:

Paper 1: Shakespeare and Dickens

Paper 2: ‘An Inspector Calls’ and Poetry.

Below are a few useful links that we would suggest for you and your children to become familiar with.

Students require either English Language or English Literature at grade 5 or above to enter any further education course. For those with a love of the subject, potential pathways include:

  • English Language and English Literature A-Level.
  • Social Sciences or Humanities based A-Levels or Level 3 qualifications.
Useful links and resources

www.sparknotes.com/

www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse

 

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for English is Mr Gill who can be contacted by email at j.gill@valeofyorkacademy.org

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