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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry



Our department is characterised by a strong sense of collaboration and enthusiasm for our subject areas and our pupils. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with staff from other departments both at our school and at others. The department’s main aim is to achieve the highest possible standards for all of our pupils. We hope that pupils will enjoy their work in English and strive to ensure that our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences.

Key Stage 3


Unit 1: Myself

Unit 2: Halloween/Ghostscapes

Unit3: Non-Fiction (Recount/Report/Explanation)

Unit 4: Poetry

Unit 5: Novel

Unit 6: Moving Image


Unit 1: Poetry

Unit 2: Novel

Unit 3: Creative Writing

Unit 4: Moving Image

Unit 5: Climate Change (Non-Fiction)

Year 10

Unit 1: Novel

Unit 2: Creative Writing

Unit 3: Reading Non-Fiction

Unit 4: Reading Fiction (Short stories)

Unit 5: Persuasive writing (Functional writing)

Unit 6: Film Studies (Multi-modal texts)

Key Stage 4

At GCSE Level we study CCEA Scheme of work in both Foundation and Higher level areas.

Exam Structure:

60% Controlled Assessment

• TASK 1: The Study of Spoken Language (10%) • TASK 2: The study of written language (15%) • TASK 3: Creative writing (15%) • TASK 4: Speaking and Listening (20%)

40% Exam

• Unit 1:
Reading Multi modal texts

Personal Writing

• Unit 2:
Functional writing

Reading Non-Fiction

Extra Curricular

Year 8: Trip to the Ulster American Folk Park

Year 9: Poetry Workshop

Year 11: Revision classes

Year 12: Revision classes