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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

"Throughout the school pupils thrive in the warm nurturing atmosphere under the guidance of caring and committed adults who see pupils' welfare and well-being as a priority"

ISI 2012

"Pupils not only enjoy coming to school but are proud to be a pupil of it."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"At every stage pupils feel safe, develop in confidence, and are self-assured and well prepared to meet the challenges of the next stage of their education."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"In the EYFS, a good balance of adult-led and child initiated activities is carefully planned to develop the children's needs, abilities and interests."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Pupils appreciate the friendships they share with each other and also the positive relationships enjoyed with the staff."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"The ethos of the school makes a significant contribution to the pupils' personal development, in accordance with its aim to provide a caring family-orientated environment."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Strong emphasis is place on learning practical life-skills in lessons such as cookery or design and technology. These lessons are popular with pupils."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"A good range of extra-curricular activities encourages the pupils to extend their interests, skills and knowledge."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

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English

Teacher of English: Cynthia Davis - cdavis@stpetersindependent.org.uk

Teacher of English: Emma Wisby- ewisby@stpetersindependent.org.uk

Teacher of English: Jenny Scott- jscott@stpetersindependent.org.uk

 

KS3

English is a compulsory part of the curriculum at KS3 with five forty-five minute lessons each week.
Forms 1, 2 and 3 study a range of fiction texts including prose, drama and poetry . Each form group study a Shakespeare play, a complete novel, short stories and poetry both modern and from the literary heritage. They also develop their Speaking and Listening skills.
In Key Stage 3 they learn the writing skills needed in order to succeed at GCSE level. Focus is placed on developing an analytical approach when answering Reading questions and a creative approach when answering Writing questions.

KS4

At KS4 students study English – a combined course made up of both Language and Literature texts and creative writing.
The GCSE course we follow is AQA GCSE English 4700. For further information use the following link: www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-4700

Unit 1 Understanding and producing non-fiction texts (80 marks)
2 hours 15 minutes
60% of the GCSE marks
Externally assessed
Section A: Reading
Four questions related to three sample texts supplied in the examination (40 marks)
Section B: Writing
Two questions where students have to create authentic non-fiction texts (40 marks)

Unit 2 – Speaking and Listening (45 marks)
No longer accredited within the GCSE qualification. Students are awarded a separate qualification
Three strands are assessed : presentation, discussion and role play.

Unit 3 – Controlled Assessment (90 marks)
40% of the GCSE marks
Five pieces of controlled assessment are produced in school over two years. Three pieces focus on poetry, prose and drama texts and two pieces on creative writing. Assessment of spelling, punctuation and grammar is also carried out.

Theatre trips are arranged regularly. Planned visits this year include Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre, London in November, Peter Pan at the Derngate Theatre in December and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night also at the Derngate Theatre in March.