Overview

The Communications Faculty does what it says on the tin: we study how human beings communicate with each other through language. Not just the English language, but also French and Spanish. Not just spoken language, but also the written word. Not just the written word as it lives and breathes upon the page, but also how it lives and breathes upon the theatrical stage and in the media today. Not just today, in fact, but across the centuries, as far back as the medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote in 1382: “The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.” In other words, life whizzes by, so let’s get busy learning now!

The Communications team is made up of eight teachers, each a subject-expert in their respective fields of English Language and Literature, French, Spanish, Media Studies and Drama. We all have our own dedicated classrooms and teach across all ages and abilities. The school library is our home-from-home, and where we deliver the Accelerated Reader programme to all KS3 students. We work closely with colleagues in school and across partnership schools within The Athelstan Trust to ensure that our students enjoy the richest curriculum, the most engaging lessons, and the best possible chance in their GCSE exams.

Most importantly, we all love words and language, reading and writing. It’s our passion. As the Irish poet W.B. Yeats once wrote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Documents – English

Year 7

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Knowledge Organiser
Cirque Du Freak Knowledge Organiser
Spy School + Town Planning Knowledge Organiser

Year 8

Come Fly With Me Knowledge Organiser
Maggot Moon Knowledge Organiser
The Tempest Knowledge Organiser

Year 9

Dystopias Knowledge Organiser
Of Mice and Men Knowledge Organiser
Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser

Year 10

An Inspector Calls Knowledge Organiser
English Language Reading Knowledge Organiser
English Language Writing Knowledge Organiser
Macbeth Knowledge Organizer – Act 2
Macbeth Knowledge Organizer – Act 3
Macbeth Knowledge Organizer – Act 4
Macbeth Knowledge Organizer – Act 1
Macbeth Knowledge Organizer – Act 5

Year 11

AQA Poetry Anthology Knowledge Organiser
English Language Reading Knowledge Organiser
English Language Writing Knowledge Organiser
Jekyll and Hyde Knowledge Organiser
KS3 Curriculum Overview Tube Map

Documents – MFL

Year 7 & 8 Spanish Curriculum Overview Sheet
Year 9 Spanish Curriculum Overview Sheet
Year 9 French Curriculum Overview Sheet

Year 8 & 9

Year 7 & 8 T1 Knowledge Organiser
T1 French TV Knowledge Organiser

Year 9

Year 9 T1 Knowledge Organiser