Faculty Vision

In English we strive to make every child a confident reader of English. We will actively promote a love of English and aim to never leave a child behind. Pupils will feel safe, respected and valued in their lessons, encouraged to work independently as well as part of a team.

Curriculum Overview:

Year 7 – 4 periods per week following the National Curriculum
Year 8 – 4 periods per week following the National Curriculum
Year 9 – 4 periods per week exploring the skills required for GCSE

GCSE Courses:

  • GCSE English Language (AQA)
  • GCSE English Literature (AQA)

Topics covered:

Year 7
Throughout year 7 and 8, the pupils follow the National Curriculum as a journey through English. Exploring how the language and literature of English has changed throughout time. The skills pupils focus on reading, writing and communication. Topics covered include; A Celebration of the English Language, Epics and Myths, Shakespeare’s Baddies, Novel or Play and Female Writers.

Year 8
Pupils build on their knowledge, skills and understanding from year 7. Topics covered include; Victorian Monsters, Romantic Poetry, Dystopian Fiction, Female Poets/Writers from Around the World and Exam Preparation

Year 9
In year 9, pupils will explore the skills needed for their GCSE exams which begin in year 10. We do AQA and all pupils will sit both the GCSE English Language as well as the GCSE English Literature courses. Topics in year 9 include; Shakespeare, 19th, 20th and 21st Century Literature, The Novel and a Spoken Language component.

Options offered at the end of Year 9

GCSE English Language:
Exam Board: AQA
No. of Exams: 2

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing 50%.
Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives 50%
Spoken Language Presentation 0% of GCSE, endorsed on a separate certificate.

GCSE English Literature:
Exam Board: AQA
No. of Exams: 2

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel 40%.
Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry 60%.

Units studied in year 10
Pupils will cover preparation for both English Language exams. This qualification will be sat at the end of year 10. This will involve exploring a variety of modern and 19th century texts. We will also cover writing to express a viewpoint, writing to describe, and the 19th Century and modern novels that have been allocated to the class.

Units studied in year 11
Pupils will study a full Shakespeare play, an anthology of poetry as well as exploring unseen poetry and revising everything studied in year 10.


September 4, 2017
  • INSET DAY - School closed to students
    September 4, 2017

September 5, 2017
    September 5, 2017

September 11, 2017
  • CATS Week
    September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

School Address

Levenshulme High School
Crossley Road
M19 1FS

T: 0161 224 4625
E: office@levenshulmehigh.co.uk

Please direct all queries in the first instance to Mrs Tebb

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