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English Intent Statement

In English we find ourselves coming back to two key questions: How do writers use language and structure for effect? And how can we as writers and speakers do the same? In all units we will explore the answers to these questions as well as one or two others that are linked more closely to the specific unit of work.  

Each year students will return to the same questions but with different texts, topics, and challenges: honing and developing their analytical and creative skills during their time at Abbey Park School. This in turn allows students to confidently interpret and interact with the world around them.    

Every unit of work will have two key pieces of assessed work: the main task will be graded and feedback will be provided on a gold feedback sheet; the other key piece will be marked and given a clear WWW (what worked well) and HTI (how to improve) comment by the class teacher. Students will then follow these pieces of work up by Making A Change (MAC) to their work to demonstrate an improvement and progress in their learning

KS3 and KS4 English Curriculum Maps

Click below in 'Related Documents' to view curriculum maps.

APS English Curriculum Map KS3 & KS4 (239KB)

Curriculum Map which includes Unit of Work, Knowledge and Skills and Assessment broken down into Terms

Covid-19 adaption to Curriculum

Within the academic year 2020-2021 and the re-opening of schools curriculum areas have made adaptions to their offer due to the different working and learning conditions.  Below are the curriculum plans in light of being Covid-19 safe and working within our C-19 safety requirements.


C-19 English Curriculum Planning - T5&6 2021 (146KB)

Curriculum plan for term 5 and 6 in response to C-19 and return to school

C-19 English Curriculum Planning - T3&4 2021 (148KB)

Curriculum plan for term 3 and 4 in response to C-19 and return to school

C-19 English Curriculum Planning - T1&2 2020 (143KB)

Curriculum plan for term 1 and 2 in response to C-19 and return to school