Curriculum Intent Statement
Curriculum statement: English
“Our conversation is our culture”
For our curriculum plan, please see the related documents (on the right hand side), Curriculum Plan (PDF)
|At NUSA, our main focus within English is to inspire our students to succeed. The school’s ethos of ‘Work Hard, Be Kind’ is central to our values of ensuring that students leave us as well rounded and valued members of society who have a secure belief in their own ability to succeed and thrive. Rather than creating an explicit 5 year GCSE course, we focus on core skills throughout to create a solid foundation for learners to succeed. Within this framework, we aim to promote the value and recognition of individuality and creativity. |
Our curriculum will ensure that students:
|Key Stage 3: |
The design of our Key Stage 3 curriculum serves as a map for our students; covering fundamental skills and knowledge to create a positive platform for success in Key Stage 4. Units focus on connecting key themes and concepts from literary texts and making links tangible and meaningful for students. During Key Stage 3, students will build their understanding of the world through literature, immersing themselves in a rich literary history and variety of cultures.
Key Stage 4:
With the exams as fundamental lynchpin, Key Stage 4 continues the work of Key Stage 3 in bringing texts to life and giving them meaning, so that students can authentically experience literature. Our Language and Literature teaching interleave to support each other so that students can adapt their embedded critical analysis skills and further develop their own perceptive and analytical voices.
|Students are offered a range of opportunities to develop their understanding of texts beyond what is written on the page and will compliment their experience in the classroom. These will include: |
- Year 10 Media Students Produce Crime Drama Trailers
Year 10 Media students go to the University of Nottingham to create their own crime drama trailers. (10/03/2020)
- Year 11 Watch A Live Performance of An Inspector Calls
Year 11 went to the Theatre Royal in Nottingham to watch a live performance of An Inspector Calls. (12/02/2020)
- Year 8 Watch A Live Performance of Frankenstein
42 Year 8 students went to Derby Theatre to watch a live performance of the play Frankenstein. (22/01/2020)
- NUSA Young Company Drama Group at the Lakeside Theatre
Last night, NUSA Young Company took part in a technical rehearsal ahead of the Young Creative Awards (03/05/2018)
- Year 11 at Poetry Live!
Ninety Year 11 Students were taken to watch 'Poetry Live!' (28/03/2018)