The English department is comprised of a team of ten experienced and well qualified subject specialists, many of whom are well established at Le Rocquier School.
We are an enthusiastic, collaborative and motivated team who have a passion for teaching and seeing our students achieve their potential. All members of staff teach across the age and ability range and are committed to offering our students an engaging and enriching curriculum both inside and outside the classroom. We regularly have visiting authors in school and students have the opportunity to go on trips to the cinema and other relevant places of interest. We run a number of successful clubs and regularly participate in a variety of other activities including BBC School Report, Literacy Leaders and Jersey’s poetry slam competition.
The English classrooms are based together and are within easy reach of a computer room. We also have an excellent Learning Resources Centre with everyone in the department working closely with the school librarian.
Specific information about the Key Stage 3 curriculum and how it is assessed:
Students are taught in ability groups but have access to the same varied and stimulating curriculum. We aim to foster a love of language and reading among our students and to develop an excellent command of both the written and spoken word. Schemes of work are skills based with a focus on continuity and progression across the key stage in order to prepare students for the demands of GCSE English. At Key Stage 3 Students are assessed on a half termly basis using National Curriculum levels.
Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:
Students are taught in ability groups with the majority taking GCSEs. We follow the Edexcel English Language, English Literature and English courses and also offer AQA Media Studies as an optional subject. Students not taking a GCSE have the opportunity to gain Functional Skills English and ASDAN English qualifications. Students are assessed in relation to GCSE or Functional Skills criteria.
Department slogan: English opens doors